Time Off

2024 Holiday Schedule

Monday - January 1, 2024  New Year's Day 2024
Monday - January 15, 2024 Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday
Monday - May 27, 2024 Memorial Day
Thursday - July 4, 2024

Independence Day

Monday - September 2, 2024

Labor Day

Monday - November 11, 2024  Veterans' Day
Thursday - November 28, 2024 Thanksgiving
Friday - November 29, 2024 Day after Thanksgiving
Wednesday - December 25, 2024 Christmas Day
Wednesday - January 1, 2025 New Year's Day 2025

2024 Winter Break

Thursday,  December 26, 2024 through Tuesday, December 31, 2024

Leave Accrual

FGCU offers generous leave benefits to its benefits-eligible employees. Each employee appointed to an Administrative & Professional, Support Personnel, or Faculty position accrues leave hours each bi-weekly pay period. Accruals for part-time employees is prorated based on the appointed FTE. 

Annual Leave Policy  Sick Leave Policy

  Annual Hours Accrued Bi-Weekly Sick Hours Accrued Bi-Weekly Personal Day Accrued Each Fiscal Year (use by 6/30)
Faculty 12 month 6.77 4  N/A
Faculty 9 month  N/A 4  N/A
Administrative & Professional (A&P) 6.77 4  N/A
Support Personnel 4 4 8

Special Leaves

FGCU recognizes that there will be occasions when our employees will need to be away from work because of circumstances not of their own making. We provide paid leave to Faculty, A&P and SP employees. Types of special leaves include Jury Duty, Bereavement, and Military Training.

Special Leaves Policy

Family Medical Leave

Family Medical Leave is a federal law that requires employers to provide employees with 12 weeks or 480 hours of job-protected leave for qualified medical and family reasons. Employees are eligible if they have worked 1,250 hours during the 12 months prior to the leave. At FGCU Faculty, A&P, SP, and OPS employees may be eligible for leave. 

For eligibility verification or to request an FMLA leave, please contact the Benefits Department at 239-590-1406.

Other Forms and Links

Non-FMLA Leave Request Form                                                         

Fitness For Duty                                                         

Family Medical Leave Policy 3.039                                                                                                              

Sick Leave Pool

FGCU provides Faculty, A&P and SP employees with the ability to join the voluntary Sick Leave Pool. The pool is intended for employees who are experiencing a serious health condition. In order to be eligible to join the SLP, the employee has to have completed one year of service and contribute 8 hours of personal sick leave, while maintaining at least 64 hours in their leave bank. The maximum number of hours an employee can receive from the SLP is 640. 


Other Forms

Sick Leave Request Application

Personal Leave Donations

All Faculty, A&P and SP employees may donate their personal accrued leave to another employee who is experiencing, or has an eligible family member who is experiencing a serious medical condition. An employee cannot receive more than 480 hours of donated time in any twelve-month cycle, including any hours received in the same twelve-month cycle from the sick leave pool. The Donor must maintain at minimum of 80 hours combined of annual and sick leave. 


Other Forms

Personal Leave Donation Form