Support Staff Policies & Procedures

Support Staff Policy & Procedure for Personal Leave

(Revised 11/2016)


Applies to: Regular University support staff working half-time or more

The University grants eligible employees paid time off in order to attend to personal matters.

Employees on the payroll as of July 1 will be credited with 24 hours of personal leave for use during the fiscal year from July 1 through June 30 (VARIES: For POAM, see contract). Employees who are hired, rehired, or change to regular status of half-time or more during the fiscal year will be credited with personal leave as follows:

Full time staff are given 24 hours of paid time to attend to personal matters which does not carry over to the next year. Personal leave may be reported in full hour or tenth of an hour (6 minute) increments.

If Hired or Changed to Regular Status Full Time
Employee Receives
¾ Time
Employee Receives
½ Time
Employee Receives
July 1 - Dec 31 24 Hours 18 Hours 12 Hours
Jan 1 - March 31 12 Hours 9 Hours 6 Hours
April 1 - May 31 6 Hours 4.5 Hours 3 Hours
June 1 - June 30 0 0 0

Amount of payment:

Coordination with other types of pay or benefits:

Full-time/part-time status considerations: Part-time employees will be paid only for the hours scheduled to work but not worked because of the approved absence.

Other provisions:  


Employee: Notify supervisor of personal leave time he/she will be absent. It is at the discretion of the department administrator on how he/she wishes to authorize his/her employees.

Supervisor: Approve and record absence in EBS Portal or through unit-level reporting procedures.

Refer questions to: MSU Human Resources (telephone 517-353-4434 or 800-353-4434, or email at

Revision History -

11/2/2016 - clarified the language for unused personal time that can be paid out at the time of retirement, and updated contact information.

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