Faculty leave

Twelve-month teaching faculty and administrative and professional faculty (nine- or 12-month) who work 50 percent or more of the pay period accrue the following leave:

  1. Annual leave at the end of each semi-monthly pay period in proportion to the number of hours they work
  2. Sick leave as follows, depending on which sick leave program the faculty member participates in:
    Traditional Sick Leave Program (TSLP) - at the end of each semi-monthly pay period in proportion to the number of hours they work
    Virginia Sickness and Disability Program (VSDP) - on Jan. 10 of each year in proportion to their total months of state service and whether they are full-time or part-time
  3. Personal and family leave (only if they participate in the VSDP) on Jan. 10 of each year

Teaching faculty on nine- or 10-month contract observe the same holidays as students; they also accrue sick leave at the beginning of each fall and spring semester but do not accrue annual leave. Study-research leave and educational leave are available to eligible faculty seeking to enrich their professional growth and development. When faculty members have a status change (e.g., full-time to part-time, part-time to full-time, or 12-month to nine- or 10-month teaching), the conditions of annual leave and sick leave change, including accruals and payouts. Eligible faculty qualify for other leaves of absence – see Types of Leave below. Faculty earn leave before using it and, when possible, request approval in advance to take it. Faculty support the institution’s timekeeping process by:

  • Submitting approved leave requests promptly to their timekeepers
  • Reviewing their leave advice statements on eServices/VCU Self Service every pay period for accuracy
  • Resolving leave discrepancies promptly with their timekeepers

Types of leave

Annual leave
Traditional sick leave program (TSLP)
Virginia Sickness and Disability Program (VSDP)
Impact of status change on annual leave and sick leave
Administrative leave
Bone marrow and organ donor (BMOD) leave
Community service leave
Educational leave
Holiday leave
Family and medical leave
Inclement weather leave
Leave sharing
Leave without pay
Military leave
Predisciplinary action leave
Study-research leave
Workers’ compensation leave