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Vacation and Sick Day Guidelines

Based on NIH guidelines, the BRET Office suggests that students receive 15 days of sick leave and three weeks (15 calendar days) of vacation leave annually, in addition to University Official Holidays. It is also suggested that sick leave accrue from year to year. However, the graduate student should determine with their mentor(s) the accumulation, accounting and use of these leaves. Sick leave may be used for the medical conditions related to pregnancy and childbirth.