Eastern Washington University provides eligible employees with leave for a variety of reasons. Some of the time off including vacation, holiday and personal, are offered solely at the discretion of the University. Other leaves including FMLA, PFML, and military leave are subject to federal and state law and are described below based on the University’s understanding of applicable laws. Should information presented here conflict with the law or collective bargaining provisions or binding past practices for represented employees, the latter will prevail. For more details you are encouraged to consult the applicable union contract or policy. If you have additional questions, please contact Sandy Wentz in Benefits at 509-359-4827 or firstname.lastname@example.org or HR@ewu.edu.
Leave Benefits for Your Specific Employee Class
If you are uncertain of your employee class, you may find this information within your Employee Dashboard on EagleNet. Select Employee Summary and you will find your employee class.
Employees who are members of the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) collective bargaining unit
Employees who are members of the United Faculty of Eastern (UFE) collective bargaining unit
Employees not covered by a union contract and not eligible for overtime
Employees who are members of Public School Employees of Washington (PSE) collective bargaining unit
PSE includes exempt employees who are eligible for overtime and exempt employees who are not eligible for overtime
Leave Benefits for All Employees
Family and Medical Leave Act - Federal
Paid Family and Medical Leave - WA State
EWU employees are eligible for the following paid holidays per calendar year.
When a holiday falls on a Saturday, the Friday before will be the holiday. When a holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday will be the holiday. Employees are eligible for holiday pay if they are in paid status on their regular, scheduled work day preceding the holiday.
New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Third Monday in January
Third Monday in February
Last Monday in May
Native American Heritage Day
First Monday in September
Fourth Thursday in November
Day After the Fourth Thursday in Nov.