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Sick Leave

  • Full–time employees accrue sick leave at the rate of eight hours per paid month of service. Part–time employees working .50 FTE or more earn sick leave on a pro–rata basis.
  • There is no limit on the amount employees can accumulate. Unused sick leave is not paid out at termination.
  • Sick leave may not be used in advance of accrual or taken in the month it is accrued.



  • Full–time 12–month employees earn vacation credit at the rate of fifteen hours per month. Part–time employees working .50 FTE or more earn vacation on a pro–rata basis.
  • Employees become eligible for vacation after six full months of employment.
  • The accrual balance may not exceed 260 hours.
  • The maximum number of hours that can be paid upon termination is 180 hours.



  • The following holidays are observed at Southern Oregon University: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.