Paid Time Off Program for Exempt Staff
Including Non-Exempt Non-Union PAO and PAU staff
Paid Time Off at a Glance
Paid Time Off (PTO) benefits provide time off for vacation, sick leave, funeral attendance, and other absences from work. Full-time exempt staff and non-exempt non-union PAO and PAU staff employees earn 30 days of paid time off each year. After five years of service, they earn 36 days a year.
All appointed staff also enjoy 10 paid holidays a year:
- New Year's Day
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- Campus Holiday
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Friday after Thanksgiving
- Christmas Day
Additional paid time off is granted for specific purposes such as, Paid Parental Leave, Military Leave, Court Duty, Voting, Adverse Weather, Adverse Working Conditions, IU-sponsored volunteer events, and Injury on-the-Job.
The following table shows the amount of PTO staff earn annually.
Staff with this amount of university service credit Earn this amount of PTO at the end of each month For a total of this amount each year During the first 60 months of university service credit 20 hours per month 240 hours (30 days) After 60 months of university service credit 24 hours per month 288 hours (36 days)
For a full explanation of this plan and its provisions, see the policy, Paid Time Off (PTO) for Exempt staff and Non-Exempt Non-Union PAO and PAU staff.
Appointed exempt staff employees:
- Can use PTO on the first day of the month following the month it is earned.
- The rules for using and recording PTO vary according to the employee's salary plan (exempt staff or non-exempt non-union PAO and PAU staff employees).
- Can carry over unused PTO to the next calendar year. No more than what is earned in one year can be carried over.
- Can allocate up to a maximum of 136 hours of unused PTO to a sick leave account at the end of each year. There is no limit on the total amount of time an employee may have in their sick leave account. Time in the sick leave account can be used to cover absences for personal and family medical needs.
- Staff employees with an FTE less than 100% but 50% or greater earn a prorated amount of PTO.
- Unused PTO is paid at time of separation from the university.