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Paid Holidays

Paid Leave

There are several categories of paid leave that are provided to eligible employees.  Annual leave is earned by employees in appointed positions of 50% or greater, except for athletic coaches and 9 month faculty.  Sick leave is earned by employees in appointed positions of 50% or greater.  Catastrophic leave is available for eligible employees who have a catastrophic illness or who need to care for an immediate family member with a catastrophic illness.  Leave for children's educational activities is available for full-time, benefits eligible employees to participate in, assist with, or attend their children's educational activities.  The University also offers bereavement leave, court and jury leave, military leave, educational leave, and organ or bone marrow donation leave.  Section 7 of the staff handbook provides additional information on paid leave.  

Holidays

Current University Holiday Schedule

There are twelve official University holidays per year. All regular salaried and non-student extra help employees are eligible to receive holiday pay provided they are in paid status the last scheduled work day before the holiday and the first scheduled work day after the holiday. Employees who work less than full-time may take the holiday at a rate proportionately equal to their time worked. For example, if an employee works half-time, a holiday would be granted equivalent to four (4) hours.

Wa'Nika Smith, is the Leave Administrator . She can be contacted by e-mail at wxs01@uark.edu or by phone at 575-7618. Wa'Nika administers leave policies, family medical leave usage, catastrophic leave program coordination, and is a leave without pay coordinator/counselor.