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FAQ - Paid Leave Bank

Are PLB days accrued?

PLB days are not accrued days. Once the PLB days are exhausted, the employee will not be eligible for any additional PLB days.

Can the PLB days be entered in the Absence Record System (ARS)?

  • Yes. The Absence Record System has been updated to accommodate the tracking of PLB days.
  • PLB days may be taken in the same increments as Administrative Leave Days (AL).

Do you have to use PLB days with the Federal Medical Leave Act (FMLA) or New Jersey Family Leave (NJFL)?

No. PLB days do not have to be used with the Federal Medical Leave Act or New Jersey Family Leave.

What are Paid Leave Bank (PLB) Days?

In consideration that members of URA-AFT, AFSCME, IUOE, AAUP/EOF and SEIU will defer pay increases until January 2011, Rutgers agreed to establish a Paid Leave Bank (PLB) for each eligible member upon ratification of each Memorandum of Agreement (MOA).

What happens if the employee moves to another unit?

PLB days remain with the employee, even if the employee moves to another unit.

When may PLB days be used?

Beginning July 1, 2010, and for the duration of employment with Rutgers, an employee may use PLB days.

When should PLB days be credited?

One (1) PLB day was credited upon the ratification day of the prospective MOA. On June 30, 2010, an additional three (3) days was credited for a total of four (4) PLB days:

  • URA-AFT - November 30, 2009
  • AFSCME - October 22, 2009
  • IUOE - December 22, 2009
  • AAUP/EOF - December 22, 2009
  • SEIU - December 22, 2009

All MPSC employees on the payroll as of June 30, 2010, and who were on the payroll on July 1, 2010, received a one-time credit of four (4) paid leave bank days.

  • MPSC - July 1, 2010

Who is eligible to receive Paid Leave Bank Days?

Employees in URA-AFT, AFSCME Local #888 and Local #1761, IUOE, AAUP/EOF, SEIU, and MPSC were all eligible to receive PLB days.