Away from Work Programs

COVID-19 Vaccine Leave

Employees are granted up to four hours of excused leave per dose to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. If you have received a COVID-19 vaccination during your scheduled work time since March 12, please complete the COVID-19 Leave form.

  • If you are a non-exempt employee: Report the time taken to go for a vaccine as NYS PSL on your time card. Once this form has been submitted and processed, your PSL time will be returned to your bank. The use of NYS PSL is to help the College maintain accurate timekeeping records. 
  • If you are an exempt employee: Do not report this time as part of the monthly time off collection.

Short Term Disability - Staff

Nazareth University provides short-term disability coverage consistent with the requirements of New York State Disability Benefits Law (DBL) by providing financial protection to employees who become temporarily disabled due to a non-work-related injury or illness.

If applicable, disability leave/benefits will run concurrently with any other applicable period of leave, including FMLA leave, to the maximum extent permitted by law.

Statement of Rights - New York State Disability Law  

Short Term Disability Process

Employee Eligibility for Disability
Applying for Disability Benefits
Compensation During Disability
Returning to Work
Additional Information

NYS Paid Family Leave (PFL)

Effective January 1, 2018, the New York State (NYS) Paid Family Leave Benefit Law (PFL) provides eligible employees with partially paid, job protected family leave benefits when they are unable to work due to a qualifying event. 

If applicable, PFL will run concurrently with any other applicable period of leave, including Family Medical Leave (FMLA), to the maximum extent permitted by law.

NYS PFL - Notice to Employees

Statement of Rights for Paid Family Leave

NYS Paid Family Leave Policy

PFL Information and Process

Qualifying Events under PFL
Employee Eligibility for PFL
Advance Notice Requirement
Process for Applying for Leave
When do PFL benefits begin?
How can PFL be taken?
Compensation while on PFL


The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a United States labor law that provides up to twelve (12) weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave to eligible employees for qualified medical and family reasons.

Leaves of absence, short term disability, PFL, and Workers’ Compensation or similar leaves will run concurrently with FMLA leave to the maximum extent permitted by law. 

Employees Rights and Responsibilities under FMLA

Family Medical Leave (FMLA)

Qualifying Events under FMLA
Employee Eligibility for FMLA
Compensation while on FMLA
Relationship to other leave programs

Paid Time Off - Staff

Sick Leave: Use for time away from work for your own illness or to attend medical appointments.  

NYS Paid Sick Leave (PSL): Up to 56 hours per year can be used for the employee's own illness/health  appointments; to care for a sick family member or for an absence from work when the employee or employee’s family member has been the victim of domestic violence.

Vacation: Scheduled time away from work and pre-approved by manager.

Personal Time: To be used to tend to personal needs; employees are to notify manager in advance whenever possible.  

**See the Staff Employee Handbook for all leave policies.**

Leave Time - Faculty

Faculty do not normally need to report sick time. 

During the COVID-19 outbreak, faculty that are not able to work due to self-quarantine or illness should notify their department chair as well as Human Resources. 

More information regarding medical and family leaves for Faculty can be found the in the Faculty Manual.