WUSM Faculty Vacation Policy

At the beginning of each fiscal year (July 1), all full-time faculty members will receive 22 days of vacation for the fiscal year (July 1 through June 30). Part-time faculty members will receive vacation days for the fiscal year based on their full-time equivalent (Example: If a part-time faculty member’s full-time equivalent is 50%, the faculty member will receive 11 vacation days for the fiscal year). Faculty appointments beginning after July 1 will receive vacation days on a prorated basis for the remainder of the fiscal year (Example: If a full-time faculty member’s appointment begins August 1, the faculty member will receive 20.2 vacation days for the fiscal year).

Vacation is included in salary and is allocated equitably among the faculty member’s funding sources during the period that vacation time is used (consistent with the method that the university effort reporting system uses to accumulate and calculate the corresponding percentages of salary).

Time off for vacation must be requested in advance where possible and be considerate of clinical, research and academic schedules and responsibilities.

Vacation may not be carried over into a new fiscal year; it must be used within the current fiscal year.

Unused vacation time is not paid out upon termination.

The University reserves the right to modify this policy in whole or in part at any time.

Effective date: June 1, 2023