January 19, 2021

Attendance and Leave information for officers and employees of New York State as the employer

The leave benefits available to Executive Branch State Officers and Employees in the Classified Service are contained in the Attendance Rules for Employees in New York State Departments and Institutions, attendance and leave provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreements negotiated with State employee organizations, and related laws, rules and regulations. 

These Attendance Rules and the other attendance and leave provisions referred to above apply to officers and employees of the State of New York as the employer and, as provided by 4 NYCRR 1.1, "Except as otherwise specified in any particular rule, these rules shall apply to positions and employments in the classified service of the State and public authorities, public benefit corporations and other agencies for which the New York State Civil Service Law is administered by the New York State Department of Civil Service."

N.B. Civil service commissions of political subdivisions of the State of New York and Personnel Officers appointed pursuant to New York State Civil Service Law §15.1(b) or §15.1(d) may have promulgated or adopted similar provisions applicable to public officers and employees employed in positions under their jurisdiction.

The information listed below has been posted on the Internet by the New York State Department of Civil Service. The New York State Attendance and Leave Manual is the official published description of the manner in which leave benefits are to be administered. Links to the Manual and other relevant information concerning attendance and leave issues, and calendars of legal holidays, are set out below.

Click here to access the  New York State Attendance and Leave Manual posted on the Internet. 

Memoranda of special note posted by the New York State Department of Civil Service are listed below. Click on text in colorto access the particular information of interest.

Family Medical Leave Act

Military Leave Related Memoranda

 

Recent Memoranda and Bulletins posted on the Internet by the New York State Department of Civil Service.

Click on text in colorto access the particular information of interest.

Policy Bulletin No. 2020-06, Implementation of the Productivity Enhancement Program for 2021

Policy Bulletin No. 2020-05, Clarification of Policy Bulletin 2020-01 and 2020-04

Policy Bulletin No. 2020-04, Clarification of Policy Bulletin 2020-01, entitled Guidance Related to Recent State and Federal Law and Policy Changes Due to COVID-19

Policy Bulletin No. 2020-03, Executive Order Recognizing Juneteenth as a Holiday for State Employees - June 19, 2020

Advisory Memorandum No. 2020-04, Designation of Floating Holidays in lieu of Election Day and Lincoln's Birthday for Contract Year 2020–2021

Advisory Memorandum No. 2020-03, Independence Day—July 4, 2020

Policy Bulletin No. 2020-02, Time Off to Vote

Policy Bulletin No. 2020-01, Guidance Related to Recent State and Federal Law and Policy Changes Due to COVID-19

Advisory Memorandum No. 2020-02, Memoranda of Understanding on Extension of Special Military Benefits and Post-Discharge Benefits through December 31, 2020

Advisory Memorandum No. 2020-01, Special Holiday Waiver Memoranda of Understanding for Security Supervisors Unit (SSpU), Security Services Unit (SSU), and Agency Police Services Unit (APSU)

Policy Bulletin No. 2019-05, Implementation of the Productivity Enhancement Program for 2020

Policy Bulletin No. 2019-04, Attendance and Leave Item - 2016-2023 State-NYSCOPBA Negotiated Agreement

Advisory Memorandum No. 2019-03, Designation of Floating Holidays in Lieu of Election Day and Lincoln's Birthday for Contract Year 2019-2020

Transmittal Memorandum No. 45, 2020 Calendar of Legal Holidays and Days of Religious Significance

Policy Bulletin No. 2019-03, Implementation of Paid Family Leave Benefits for Rent Regulation Services Unit Employees

Advisory Memorandum No. 2019-02, Special Holiday Waiver Memoranda of Understanding for Security Supervisors Unit (SSpU), Security Services Unit (SSU), and Agency Police Services Unit (APSU)

Policy Bulletin No. 2019-01, Military Leave for Combat Related Health Care Services

Advisory Memorandum No. 2019-01, Memoranda of Understanding on Extension of Special Military Benefits and Post-Discharge Benefits through December 31, 2019

Policy Bulletin No. 2018-05, Implementation of the Productivity Enhancement Program for 2019

Policy Bulletin No. 2018-04, Line of Duty Sick Leave Related to World Trade Center Conditions

Policy Bulletin No. 2018-03, Attendance and Leave Items in the 2016-2021 Negotiated Agreements Between the State of New York and CSEA for Employees in the Administrative Services Unit (ASU), Institutional Services Unit (ISU), Operational Services Unit (OSU) and the Division of Military and Naval Affairs (DMNA)

Policy Bulletin No. 2018-02, Leave for Cancer Screening

 

Information posted on the Internet by the New York State Department of Civil Service for the calendar years indicated:

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

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2000

 

Calendars of Legal Holidays

2021

2020

2019


* Although not all employees of the State are "state officers," all officers of the State are State employees.

Questions concerning attendance and leave issues? Call (518) 457-2295.

 

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