Winter Leave and Break 2017

Classified (including bargaining units), Unclassified, Unclassified Hourly Staff

and Fiscal Faculty not represented by a bargaining unit 

For calendar year 2017, Wright State University will follow the policy below in providing paid winter leave to employees during winter break

Fiscal year faculty represented by a bargaining unit should consult their appropriate CBA for information concerning winter leave.  Faculty on academic-year contracts do not accrue vacation leave and are not eligible for paid winter leave. Employees whose positions are externally funded or special contract must have the approval of their Dean, Director or Vice President to be provided winter leave.

“Winter break” consists of the three workdays between the paid holidays of Christmas and New Year’s Day.  Those days are shaded and labeled in the calendar below for employees working Monday-Friday full-time schedule.  Any employees with a regular schedule other than Monday-Friday schedule should speak to their supervisors about their specific circumstances.

December 2017

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Holiday: Christmas
Holiday: President's Day (floating)
New Year's
University open
University open
University open
University open

The university will provide all full-time employees (100% FTE) two days (16 hours) and part-time employees (20% FTE or greater) a pro-rated amount of paid winter Leave.  Most employees will use their own vacation hours or take unpaid leave for the remaining day.  NOTE:  Employees have complete discretion about whether to use their own vacation hours, comp time (applicable to classified) or to take unpaid leave for the remaining day.  If you are unclassified staff and choose to take this time as unpaid leave, please provide a Personnel Action Form signed by your supervisor with this information to Human Resources no later than December 8, and all leave time should be reported on your December monthly leave report.

All “paid winter leave” in the policy above must be used either during winter break or at a substitute time agreed upon between the employee and his/her supervisor.   Substitute days will be allowed only when an employee has remained at work at the University’s request during all or part of winter break.  Substitute days for days worked during the winter break must be used by June 30, 2018.

Please contact Human Resources at or (937) 775-4531 with any questions.

The University reserves the right to review this policy annually.