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The Academy of Natural Sciences Time Off Benefits


The Academy of Natural Sciences (ANS) of Drexel University observes 11 paid holidays and three floating personal holidays per year. These three floating personal holidays are adjusted annually in lieu of Drexel University's winter break. Detailed information regarding official holidays is located in the Holiday Policy. Holidays for the current calendar year are as follows:

The Academy of Natural Sciences
Date Holiday
January 21, 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 18, 2019 President's Day
May 27, 2019 Memorial Day
July 4, 2019 Independence Day
September 2, 2019 Labor Day
October 14, 2019 Columbus Day
November 28, 2019 Thanksgiving Day
November 29, 2019 Day after Thanksgiving (Friday)
December 24, 2019 Christmas Eve Day
December 25, 2019 Christmas Day
January 1, 2020 New Year's Day

Vacation Leave

All non-faculty employees receive vacation time based on their employee status, the number of hours they work in a week, and years of service. For a full break down of how much vacation time you earn and how to take that vacation time, please read the Vacation Leave Policy.

Sick Leave

Drexel University is committed to the health of our work force, which is why we offer all non-faculty employees paid time off in case of a personal illness or injury, the illness or injury of a family member, or for attending health care appointments. Exempt employees accrue one sick day per month, while non-exempt employees accrue sick leave based on their paid hours of work in a given pay period. Sick time is also used in the case of bereavement. For more information, including details on how sick leave is accrued and the proper call-out procedures, please read the Sick Leave Policy.