PCTEA LOA

  • How to submit a leave of absence

    Employees shall be eligible for leaves of absence after completion of their probationary period.  Requests for short-term leave of absence (less than 20 consecutive work days) shall be made to the employee's supervisor and managed by their school or department. Submit your leave request via EmpCenter and/or the identified method of communication made by your supervisor.

     

    Requests for long-term leave of absence (20 of more consecutive work days) shall be made to Human Resources and managed by an assigned HR Team member.  Complete the Leave of Absence request form found at www.buffaloschools.org/leaveofabsence and submit it to HRLeaves@buffaloschools.org.  

     

    In either instance, documentation may be requested and supplied to support the purpose of the leave and authorization or denial of the leave of absence request will be communicated in a timely manner.

     

    How a leave of absence may impact health insurance.

    Some leave of absence types are without pay.  When an PCTEA employee takes an unpaid leave of absence (highlighted below in blue) from the District, their health insurance coverage will be impacted.  Employees can expect their health insurance coverage to remain active until the end of the month in which the unpaid leave of absence was granted.  The Benefits Department shall have 30 days from the date that the unpaid leave of absence began to provide the employee with all pertinent COBRA information and applications. 

     

    Leave Type

    PCTEA

    Administrative

    Governed by Civil Service Laws (Sec. 75 etc.)

     

     

    Adoption

    Child -1 years not to exceed 2 years
    Child over 1 year not to exceed 1 year

     

     

    Bereavement

    5 days for immediate family
    1 day for aunt, uncle, niece or nephew.

     

     

    Child Care

    Intended for children under school age.  Not to exceed 2 years

     

     

    Education

    1 year w/o pay every 3 years

     

     

    Employment

    Allowed to serve in a temp or prov assignment
    Length of time depended upon qualifying for perm status

    City of Buffalo agencies only

     

     

    Extension

    30 days
    1st and 2nd allowance every 10 years

     

     

    Family Illness

    1 Year w/o pay every 5 years
    15 days to care for immediate family
    Use own sick time not to exceed 15 days

     

     

    General

    No specific reason required; 30 days  to 1 year w/o pay every 5 years

     

     

    Graduation

    1 day for self & immediate family
    2nd day w/o pay for self & immediate fam.

     

     

    Jury Duty

    30 days for Perm & Prov empl. full pay provided there is documentation from the court.

     

     

    Military

    Governed by USERRA
    30 days for military training

     

     

    Personal

    5 days
    Need reason to use day before or after holiday, otherwise, no specific reason required.

     

     

    Political

    4 weeks w/o pay maximum 8 years if elected to office

     

     

    Relocation

    1 year w/o pay

     

     

    Sick

    15 days (12 month empl.) accumulate max of 220 days
    10 days (10 month empl.) accumulate max of 180 days
    1 1/4 day for each month of service (temp & prov)

    Allowed unpaid leave until, in the judgement of the physician, employee is capable of resuming their regular duties.

     

     

    Special Service

    For prob and perm only
    Must be related to area of employment

     

     

    Travel

    For prob and perm only
    Must be related to area of employment

     

     

    Union

    15 days per school year for union business
    1 year w/o pay for elected officials
    12 months max to attend labor seminars

     

     

    Vacation

    Main Office Staff
    2 weeks for 1 year of service
    3 weeks for 5 years of service
    3 weeks, 1 day for 6 years of service
    3 weeks, 2 days for 7 years of service
    3 weeks, 3 days for 8 years of service
    3 weeks, 4 days for 9 years of service
    4 weeks for 10 years of service
    4 weeks, 1 day for 11 years of service
    4 weeks, 2 days for 12 years of service
    4 weeks, 3 days for 13 years of service
    4 weeks, 4 days for 14 years of service
    5 weeks for 15 years of service
    School Clerks
    2 weeks for 1 year of service
    3 weeks for 15 years