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The Academy of Natural Sciences Time Off Benefits


The Academy of Natural Sciences (ANS) of Drexel University observes 10 paid holidays and two floating personal holidays per year. The dates of the floating personal holidays are selected by employees and can be taken on any normal workday as long as the leave is approved by the employee's supervisor. 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 15, 2024 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
May 27, 2024 Memorial Day
June 19, 2024 Juneteenth
July 4, 2024 Independence Day
September 2, 2024 Labor Day
October 14, 2024 Indigenous Peoples' Day
November 28, 2024 Thanksgiving Day
November 29, 2024 Day after Thanksgiving (Friday)
December 25, 2024 Christmas Day
January 1, 2025 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 breakdown 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.

Winter Break

The Academy of Natural Sciences (ANS) of Drexel University non-faculty employees receive additional winter break floating holidays equivalent to Drexel University's Winter Break schedule.