Leave Plans

South Piedmont offers various types of paid time off in order to meet the needs of a diverse workforce. Full-time employees may view their leave balances as follows:

  1. Visit the GO! Portal
  2. Login using your username and password
  3. Open “Active Campus Portal” in the right-hand column
  4. Click “Click to View Leave Plan Summary” on the right-hand side of the page under “Faculty and Staff Top Five”

For questions or information related to leave, contact: Melissa Senko, Benefits/Wellness Coordinator – 704-272-5334.

Full-time employees, with the exception of curriculum faculty, earn annual/vacation leave at the following rates:

Years of Total State Service Hours Granted Each Month Hours Granted Each Year Days Granted Each Year
Less than 5 years 9 hrs. 30 min. 114 14.25
5 but less than 10 years 11 hrs. 30 min 138 17.25
10 but less than 15 years 13 hrs. 30 min. 162 20.25
15 but less than 20 years 15 hrs. 30 min. 186 23.25
20 years or more 18 hrs. 216 27

A maximum of 240 hours of annual/vacation leave may be accrued; any amount greater than 240 hours will be transferred to sick leave/retirement credit at the end of the fiscal year.

Sick Leave
Full-time employees earn sick leave at a rate of 8 hours per month (96 hours per year). Sick leave is cumulative indefinitely and may be used as retirement credit.

Personal Leave
Full-time curriculum faculty may reclassify and transfer up to 5 days of sick leave to personal leave each fiscal year.

Bonus Leave
Eligible employees are occasionally granted bonus leave by the North Carolina General Assembly.

Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA)
FMLA entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave.

Child Involvement Leave
Full-time employees are granted 8 hours of child involvement leave each calendar year to be used for activities with children in preschool through grade 12.

Maternity Leave
Sick and/or vacation leave may be used for maternity purposes for the period of actual disability as a result of pregnancy and recovery.

Funeral Leave
Employees may use up to three days of sick leave when there is a death in the immediate family.

Military Leave
Leave is granted for full-time employees for certain periods of service in the Uniformed Services. Part-time employees are not eligible for military leave benefits, but are covered under reinstatement regulations.

Civil Leave
When an employee serves on a jury, leave with pay for the period of absence required is an entitlement. The employee is entitled to regular compensation plus fees received for jury duty. No leave is charged.

Educational Leave
South Piedmont may provide leave with pay or leave without pay for certain types of education courses.

Voluntary Shared Leave
An employee may donate leave to an employee who has been approved to receive voluntary shared leave because of a medical condition of the employee or of a member of the employee’s immediate family that will require the employee’s absence for a prolonged period of time.