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Paid Leave

  • Paid holidays, vacation and sick time are a few of the perks of working for SPC.
  • Leave Donation Program

    The voluntary Leave Donation Program allows budgeted employees to donate leave to fellow faculty and staff who suffer from serious illness or injury. The LDP helps protect benefit-eligible employees who may face financial hardship if they exhaust all of their own vacation, sick, personal or sick pool leave due to an extended serious health condition. Potential leave recipients may request up to 25 days (five weeks) of donated leave during a 12-month period. The time may only be used for the recipient’s own serious health condition.

    Eligibility requirements to donate leave

    • Budgeted full-time or part-time employee who has completed at least one year of credited service at SPC
    • Have a minimum of eight days of leave accrued (earned, not just advanced)
    • Have at least five days of leave remaining after donating leave
    • Donations are in one-hour increments. A minimum donation is one hour, up to a maximum of 40 hours (5 days)
    • Acknowledge that any leave donated to the Leave Donation Bank is irrevocable

    Eligibility requirements to receive donated leave

    • Budgeted employees at SPC
    • Have completed one year of credited service
    • Provide certification from a licensed physician/practitioner of a serious health condition that is not work-related and not covered by Workers Compensation Insurance
    • Exhaust all forms of leave or provide creditable medical evidence that he or she will have exhausted all leave before the medical condition is resolved and not accept donated leave in lieu of Supplemental Security Income (SSI), short term or long term disability

    NOTE: Employees are not required to be in the college’s Sick Leave Pool to receive donated leave. To donate, complete an SPC Leave Donation Form and submit it to Laura Linder in Human Resources.

  • Family and Medical Leave

    Eligible employees can take Family and Medical Leave for the following reasons:

    • the birth and care of the newborn child of the employee
    • for placement with the employee of a son or daughter for adoption or foster care
    • to care for an immediate family member (spouse, child, or parent) with a serious health condition, or 
    • to take medical leave when the employee is unable to work because of a serious health condition.

  • Personal Leave

    You can take up to four days of personal leave with pay each fiscal year. These days are deducted from your earned sick leave and must be approved by your supervisor.

  • Sick Leave

    You earn sick leave at one day a month with no limit. Upon retirement or death, a percentage of the total accumulated sick leave days may be paid at the employee's current daily rate of pay. This lump sum payment is governed by Rule 6Hx23-2.07. You can transfer accumulated sick leave from another Florida public education institution or state agency.

  • Sick Leave Pool

    If you are a budgeted employees, you can participate in the Sick Leave Pool after one year of employment if you have earned at least nine days of sick leave. You must initially contribute five days of sick leave. This entitles you to use 45 days of donated sick leave after you exhaust your own sick and vacation leave.

  • Vacation Leave

    You earn vacation leave depending on how long you've worked for a Florida public community or state college.

    First five years' service 1 day a month
    Next five years service 1-1/4 days a month
    More than ten years service 1- 1/2 days a month

    You cannot transfer more than 49 days of vacation leave to the new calendar year. Any leave over the 49 days on Dec. 31 will be reduced to 49 days on Jan. 1 each year.