ARTICLE XII. VACATION/PAID TIME OFF
SECTION A: LENGTH OF VACATION
Except as provided in paragraph 74 and 75, House Officers shall be entitled to twenty-eight (28) days of vacation time per twelve (12) months of employment, inclusive of weekends (Saturday and Sunday). Therefore, a maximum of twenty (20) of these twenty-eight (28) days will occur on a Monday through Friday schedule. In the event a Program assigns and schedules vacation time by the month, no more than thirty-one (31) days of vacation time, inclusive of weekends, will be provided.
The underlying principle is equity among all House Officers at all levels, with each being eligible for four (4) weeks of vacation time per academic year.
A House Officer with a part-time appointment, either by FTE effort or employment within the twelve (12) month vacation period, will be entitled to vacation time, in direct proportion to his/her appointment.
An employee whose national accrediting body training program requirements or non-University sponsor prescribe the amount of time off for vacation shall be entitled to that amount of vacation.
SECTION B: ASSIGNMENT OF VACATION
Vacation shall be scheduled to meet the requirements of the Employer on a departmental basis with due consideration given to the employee's wishes as to time and duration. The actual scheduling of vacations shall be the responsibility of the Program Director or equivalent level of supervision. Such vacations will be scheduled as a regular and routine part of service assignments over the course of the year. Vacations are not cumulative and can only be taken during the current vacation period. Nothing herein shall be interpreted to limit vacation entitlement as outlined in this Article.
Vacation time can be utilized for job interviews and medical conferences that are not required by a program as part of academic training. Such requests will not be unreasonably denied.
Any request for time off beyond the allotted vacation days, that is not subject to any other applicable article of this agreement, will be without pay and subject to approval from the Program Director.
SECTION C: VACATION DEFINITIONS
A month is defined as either a calendar month or a period of time running from any date in a calendar month through the next preceding date in the next calendar month (e.g. January 15 through February 14).
A day shall be a calendar day. When necessary to compute a day's pay, it shall be 1/365 of the employee's annual salary rate at the time a deduction is taken.
A vacation period will run for a twelve (12) month period immediately following the commencement of the employee's appointment.
SECTION D: ADDITIONAL PAID TIME OFF
House Officers will receive time off without loss of pay to take examinations required by Programs or as part of their Board requirements.
House Officers will receive time off without loss of pay to attend conferences as specifically approved by the Program Director or designee.