TMCC Employee Leave

Classified Employees

Annual Leave

Annual leave for classified staff is based on the amount of years of service. New employees are eligible to use leave after six months of full-time service. Part-time classified employees earn a prorated amount of annual leave based on full-time equivalent service (NAC 284.538)

Full-time classified employees earn annual leave at the following rates:

Years of Service Annual Leave
Less than 10 years 10 hours per month
 10-14 years 12 hours per month
 15+ years 14 hours per month

Excess Annual Leave

Classified employees who accrue annual leave in excess of 240 hours must use it on or before January 1 or it will be forfeited. To avoid forfeiture, a request for permission to take annual leave must be submitted to your supervisor by October 15. If your leave was requested before October 15 and is denied, you will be paid for annual leave in excess of 240 hours.

Compensatory Time

The Fair Labor Standards Act requires that time worked in excess of 40 hours in a week or 8 hours in a working day according to NAC 284.250 shall be paid or granted compensatory time off at the rate of time and one-half of the employee's normal rate of pay. Compensatory time off may be offered in lieu of paid overtime when it is mutually agreed upon in writing by the employee and the supervisor.

All overtime work must be authorized in advance, by the supervisor.

Excess Compensatory Time

Classified employees may carry over a maximum of 60 hours to the next calendar year. Compensatory time in excess of 60 hours on December 31 must be paid in cash.

Sick Leave

Full-time classified employees accumulate 10 hours of sick leave per month. Part-time classified employees earn a prorated sick leave based on full-time equivalent service. Sick leave may be used immediately after it is earned (NAC 284.542).

Leave is paid time for:

  • Personal illness.
  • Care for family members with illness, injury, medical, optometry, or dental appointments. Up to 120 hours of sick leave may be used each year to care for family.
  • Death in the family – up to 40 hours of sick leave may be used for the death of an immediate family member.

Requesting Time Off

Insofar as possible, all leave should be requested and approved in advance by the supervisor. Unanticipated leave should be submitted immediately after use.


Professional Employees

Annual Leave

Academic and Administrative employees on "A" contracts receive 2 days of vacation leave per month (Board of Regents Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 3, Section 20).

Excess Annual Leave

A maximum of 48 days can be carried over from one fiscal year to the next. Annual leave that is accrued in excess of 48 days by the end of the fiscal year will be forfeited at the start of the new fiscal year. To avoid forfeiture, a request for permission to take annual leave earned up through June 30 must be submitted to your appointing authority no later than April 1.

Sick Leave

All full-time academic and administrative employees (A and B contracts) receive 30 days of sick leave the first day of employment. After the first year of employment, 2 days of sick leave per month are accrued.

Sick leave is paid time off and may be used for:

  • Personal illness; disability; medical, optometry or dental service or exams, child bearing or temporary disability.
  • Up to 15 days of sick leave may be used each year to care for or assist family members, in-laws or step-relatives for the following events: illness, injury or medical, optometry or dental service or exam.
  • Death in the family. Up to 10 days of sick leave may be used for the death of an immediate family member.

Excess Sick Leave

A maximum of 96 days of sick leave can be carried forward from one fiscal year to the next (Board of Regents Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 3, Section 19).

Extended Sick Leave

Academic and Administrative employees who have exhausted their sick leave and are unable to return to work, the institution offers extended sick leave. Extended sick leave is paid leave granted by the institution president, depending on length of service and available funding.

Requesting Time Off

Insofar as possible, all leave should be requested and approved in advance by the supervisor. Unanticipated leave should be submitted immediately after use.

Instructors Missing Class

Instructors are required to attend every regularly scheduled class session. If you know ahead of time that you will be absent, contact your division/department chair or coordinator. You are responsible for notifying your department of your absence. If possible, it's always best to notify your department chair and students well in advance of an absence. Class sessions must meet for the time indicated in the schedule, and for their full duration as stated in the class schedule.

If you are unable to teach at the last minute due to illness or an emergency, contact your division/department chair or department administrative assistant to post a sign on the door and call students; you may also want to send your students an email.

If you must cancel a class before 8 a.m. or after 5 p.m. on the day of class, please contact the Academic Support Center.

See Also: Class Cancellation Policy