Time Off


Non-union staff, UAW, and AFSCME union staff accrue vacation.  9/10 month employees are provided annual leave.  Regular faculty and coaches are not eligible.  More information is available in the Vacation Accrual for Employees guidelines.

Sick Leave

Sick leave is provided for personal illness/injury or to care for an eligible family member.  Benefit eligible employees receive 13 days (104 hours) January 1 with carryover up to 60 days (480 hours).  New employees and part-time employees, that are benefit eligible, are pro-rated.  Temporary employees, excluding student employees, shall receive .029 hours of sick leave for each one (1) hour of work reported.  More information is available in the Sick Leave guidelines.

Parental Leave

Paid parental leave is available to benefits eligible employees.  More information is available in the Paid Parental Leave Benefit guidelines and Parental Leave Form.


Michigan Tech observes nine paid holidays: Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, and Memorial Day.  Union staff receive holidays based on their contract. 

Other Time Off

Other paid time off available to employees includes Bereavement Leave, Personal Day for non-union staff, Union Education Leave, Jury Duty, and Rescue/Fire/Red Cross Duty. More information is available in the Leave of Absence/Time Off guidelines.