ASU employees are eligible for a variety of leave time.
Annual Leave (vacation) is accrual rates based on length of service and status.
Full-time classified employees earn vacation as follows:
Years of Employment
Non-classified 12 month employees accrue 22.5 days of vacation annually. Nine month faculty and coaches do not accrue vacation.
Full time employees accrue 8 hours per month.
Employees who have 80 hours of vacation and/or sick leave in the system at the onset of an illness or injury and have completed two years of service are eligible to apply for catastrophic leave. Contact your Human Resources office for more information.
Campuses are closed for 11 holidays per year. Holidays are either observed on the actual date or accrued for the employee to use during the winter break.
Child Education Leave
Arkansas law provides for 8 hours of annual leave for the purpose of attending or assisting with the educational activities of a child.
There is a limited EAP program provided by UNUM, our life and LTD provider. In addition, some campuses provide an Employee Assistance program. Please review the EAP Brochure for the UNUM program or contact Human Resources for more information.
ASU gives a generous discount of 75% off undergraduate tuition for most programs to its full-time employees and their eligible dependents. They also discount some graduate programs at 50%. Some programs are exempt from the tuition discount. Please check with the program or your Human Resources office to confirm program eligibility. Employees may take up to three hours weekly of educational leave during the fall and spring semesters to attend class at manager’s discretion.
ASU encourages a healthy work/family life by providing a variety of services and programs including up to three hours of leave each week to participate in wellness activities. Wellness leave is at manager’s discretion and cannot be used in addition to educational leave.
Employees are eligible for discounts at the campus bookstore.
All ASU employees may purchase season football and basketball tickets for themselves and their immediate family at a reduced rate.