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The year-end mandatory close days are taken from our annual leave balance, which is not fair. George Mason gives out those days for free, why can't VT?
This is one of the best perks of working in higher education.
Great for faculty, weak for staff
Don't have any. Not uncommon for GRA though I guess.
Virginia Tech is quite liberal with the holiday package, They will not detect from your GRA, if you take extra time off.
As a faculty member, I get 8 hours every pay period (two per month). With so much leave, it's easy to build it up and go on a large vacation a few times a year. The hard part is finding the time to do so.
Staff vacation accrues. Between PTO, sick leave, family leave, volunteer leave, and possible overtime leave, one can accrue weeks, event months, of leave. One of the best benefits.