Employment Policies

Paid Time Off (PTO)

Postdoctoral Scholars will become leave eligible for PTO effective March 6, 2020.  The first leave accrual will be credited at the conclusion of the pay period. 

  • Full-time postdoctoral scholars shall accrue 4 hours of PTO each biweekly pay period.  Postdoctoral scholars that are not full-time due to less than a 1.0 (100%) full time equivalent or leave without pay will accrue PTO at a proportionate rate.
  • The PTO maximum balance is 104 hours. Once a postdoctoral scholars’ leave balance is 104 hours, no further leave can accrue until leave is taken.  Terminal leave is not permissible.
  • PTO can be used for periodic vacations, personal reasons, illness, or any other purpose. Supervisors may request medical certification for PTO used for sick purposes that extends for three (3) consecutive days or longer.
  • PTO shall not be used unless authorized in advance by the postdoctoral scholar’s supervisor (research mentor, instructional supervisor for any teaching obligations of the appointment, or another appropriate authority).
  • A record of any PTO taken by the postdoctoral scholar must be entered using the timesheet in the University’s human resource information system and approved by the postdoctoral scholar’s supervisor.

The Office of Human Resources will host informational session to provide an overview of the policy and time entry processes. Sessions will be held at the Training Center on the following dates and times:

Wednesday, March 11, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Room 209 Tuesday, March 24, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Room 205

To register, log into myFSU and navigate to: Employee Self Service > Learning and Development > Request Training Enrollment. Follow the prompts to search and submit your request.

Questions regarding the PTO policy and time entry processes can be directed to Christine Conley, Senior Associate Director, in the Office of Human Resources.

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