Time Off

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Wake Forest University offers:


Paid Time Off (PTO) and Holidays

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PTO Amount

Exempt: Five weeks (25 days) if employed by the University less than five years; six weeks (30 days) if employed by the University five years or more, but less than 10 years; seven weeks (35 days) if employed by the University 10 or more years.

Non-exempt: Accrual based on the schedule in the Guidebook.

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PTO Uses

Vacations, non-work related short-term injuries/illnesses of five days or less, personal business, family care, other needs.

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Reynolda Campus Holidays

New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King Day
Good Friday
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day*
Thanksgiving Holiday
Winter Holiday

*Classes in session.


Requesting PTO

Staff should submit PTO requests via Workday.

Note: Friday, December 14 is the last day to enter all 2018 PTO into Workday. 2019 PTO balances will be viewable in Workday January 1 for exempt staff and January 12 for non-exempt staff. 


Parental Leave (Staff)

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Six Weeks

Wake Forest University offers up to six weeks of base salary continuation to allow for the healthy recovery of the primary caregiver, bonding with the adopted child, and/or a period of family adjustment.

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Timing

The leave may occur before (e.g., an absence for travel or a required class) or after the birth or adoption.

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Faculty Leave

Log into Workday to submit your Faculty Parental/Adoption Leave request and contact us with questions.


Requesting Parental Leave

  1. Provide written notice to your Department Head and Supervisor.
  2. Log into Workday to submit your Staff Parental/Adoption Leave and Family and Medical Leave requests.

Family and Medical Leave (FML)

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12 Weeks

As an eligible faculty or staff member, you may take up to 12 weeks of FML for a variety of reasons related to serious health conditions and qualifying exigencies (for involvement in the Armed Forces or National Guard).

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26 Weeks

You may take up to 26 weeks of leave during a single 12-month period to care for a covered service member, including a veteran, when you are the spouse, son, daughter, parent, or next of kin of the covered service member.

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Paid vs. Unpaid

Your individual situation will determine whether the leave is paid or unpaid, as well as the duration.


Requesting FML

  1. Provide written notice to your Department Head and Supervisor (at least 30 days notice if the leave is foreseeable by 30 days).
  2. Log into Workday to submit your Family and Medical Leave request.
  3. Complete and send the following to Human Resources:
    – Certification of Health Care Provider (if caring for yourself) OR
    – Certification of Health Care Provider for Family Members (if caring for a family member)
    (Complete Section II and provide the form to a medical provider to complete Section III.) 

Resources


Guidebook

Wake Forest University Human Resources
2598 Reynolda Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27106  |  P.O. Box 7424
AskHR@wfu.edu   |  P (336) 758-4700 |  F (336) 758-6127

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