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Vacation Time: Full-time employees accrue either 2 weeks or 4 weeks of vacation depending on their classification. Employees may accrue an unlimited number of vacation hours, with the exception that hours are capped at 240 hours during the last full pay period of the fiscal year.

Personal Days: You are eligible for two (2) days each January - pro-rated upon hire date. If you are hired during the year, you will be awarded personal time based upon your start date. Regular part-time employees receive a pro-rated number of hours.

Sick Days: Sick time is provided for personal and/or family illness. Sick time is accrued each pay period based on straight time paid up to the maximum of the employee's regularly scheduled hours. A regular full-time employee is eligible to accrue a total of 120 hours per year to a maximum of 960 hours. Regular part-time employees accrue sick time on a pro-rated basis.

Holidays: 14 holidays (pro-rated for part-time employees). Click the link to view the 2024 Holiday Calendar.

Note: Medical Residents and Fellows of GME: Resident Vacation, Sick and Personal accruals are credited at the beginning of the resident year.

In the event that there is any inconsistency between this summary and any legal printed documents, including all plan provider legal documents, the legal documents govern. The benefit information provided is a summary of what we cover and what you pay. It does not list every service that we cover or list every limitation or exclusion. UMass Chan benefits, premiums, deductibles, and/or copayments/coinsurance may change at any time without notice. To get a complete list of services we cover, please call the health plan. Copies of plan summaries and the GIC Benefits Decision Guide are available in the Benefits Department or from the vendor(s). Also, copies of each health plan provider benefit summary are available at