Flexibility & Time Off

Your Work Life Benefits

Backup Care Advantage Program
Bright Horizons provides backup care services for temporary disruptions in regular child, adult or elder caregiving arrangements that prevent fulfilling work or study obligations.

Childcare Resources
Princeton University has programs to assist financially with the costs of managing child care.

Court Appearance
Regular pay continues for time spent as a subpoenaed court witness, when reporting to work on any day, or part of a day, when excused from going to court.

Death in the Family
In the event of a death in the immediate family of a staff member, leave of absence with pay may be granted for up to a maximum of three days.

Family & Medical Leave
In accordance with FMLA and NJFLA, the University provides a family and medical leave of absence for up to 12 weeks in any 12-month period.

Flexible Work Schedules
The University encourages supervisors to permit reasonable adjustment to the established normal work schedules to accommodate individual needs, such as transportation, education and personal commitments.

The University provides nine holidays annually.

Jury Duty
Regular pay continues for time spent in performing jury duty, when reporting to work on any day, or part of a day, when excused from going to court.

Leave for Religious Observances
Leave may be granted with reasonable notice to observe, as a requirement of one’s religion, any holy day that falls on a workday.

Military Leave
Faculty and staff who are drafted or enlist in the Armed Forces of the United States or who are called to active duty from the Reserves for extended periods (more than six months) are granted a leave without pay for a period of up to five cumulative years and may continue to participate in their Princeton group medical plan at negotiated rates for up to 18 months.

Military Reserve Training
The University grants leaves to members of the Reserves or National Guard for periodic training (weekend duty, summer camp, etc.) up to a maximum of 15 calendar days per year as leave with pay.

Paid Parental Leave
The University provides up to two weeks’ paid leave at 100% base pay for the birth or adoption of a child if it is taken within the first year of the event.

Personal Days
The University provides personal days for occasional absence from the workplace needed for a variety of personal reasons, e.g., religious holidays, school events, car repair appointments, etc.

Personal Leave
A leave of absence without pay may be granted to staff, for periods of up to one year, for personal reasons, such as parental leave (care of a child), family matters, community service and education or training.

Sick Days
The University provides paid time off for occasional absence from the workplace needed for personal illness, injury or medical appointments or the care of a sick or injured immediate family member or resident member of the household.

Vacation Time
The University provides paid time away from the workplace for health and well-being. Vacation time can be used as it is accrued.

Work Schedules
Because Princeton University is a residential community and operates on a 24/7 basis, employees’ work schedules may vary, depending on their positions and departmental needs.