As a result of recently-approved contract negotiations between Rutgers University and legacy UMDNJ staff negotiating units, as well as the ongoing effort to align policies, calendars and work rules related to the integration between Rutgers and the former University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), the following information applies to Rutgers legacy UMDNJ aligned (unionized) and non-aligned (non-union) staff employees.

For additional clarification, please visit the legacy UMDNJ holiday policy. For information regarding legacy Rutgers employees, visit the Holiday Schedule webpage for University Holidays for legacy Rutgers employees, or the Personal Holiday webpage for information regarding the personal holiday (PH) policy.

Paid Time Off Calendar

For the purposes of paid time off, legacy UMDNJ staff employees now follow the university's fiscal year calendar, rather than calendar year.  Time will still be accrued on a monthly basis, pursuant to university policy and negotiated agreements, but time in excess of the one-year carry-forward cap must be used by June 30 of each year (the end of the fiscal year), rather than December 31.

University Holidays

The regular university holidays for legacy UMDNJ staff employees are:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Note: When a holiday falls on Saturday it is usually observed the Friday before; when a holiday falls on a Sunday, it is usually observed the following Monday. 

For the 2017 University Holiday Schedule, click here or for the 2018 University Holiday Schedule, click here.

Mandatory Leave (ML) Days

In order to remain consistent with legacy Rutgers policies and negotiated agreements, the guidelines below should be followed for legacy UMDNJ staff employees:

The university will designate four Mandatory Leave (ML) days annualy (usually designated for the end of the winter holiday season)

The university may designate which facilities or work units that provide essential services will not be closed during the observation of Mandatory Leave days. Employees who provide essential services to the university will have an opportunity to take their Mandatory Leave days at a different time during the year

Mandatory Leave days are not cumulative and must be used prior to the end of the fiscal year, or forfeited

Mandatory Leave days are not eligible for payout upon separation from the university


Guidelines for legacy UMDNJ Faculty Positions

Because paid time off, university holidays and float holidays are all negotiated benefits, the following stipulations pertain to legacy UMDNJ faculty members:

  • Employees in the legacy UMDNJ faculty bargaining units observe the regular University staff holiday calendar.
  • Float Holidays for legacy UMDNJ faculty members:
    • Legacy UMDNJ faculty members receive four (4) float holidays per fiscal year. Float holidays may be used at any time during the fiscal year and are to be scheduled in conjunction with department Chairs or a designee of the Dean of the School of Nursing. Float holidays must be used by June 30th or they are automatically forfeited.
    • Less than half-time and other non-union faculty and Faculty Administrators receive no float holidays.
    • Unused float holidays are not paid out upon separation from the University.