Family Medical Leave

After at least 12 months of employment you are allowed unpaid leave with health insurance coverage continued by DSU for absences for birth, adoption or foster placement of a child or for the serious health condition of you, your spouse, child or parent.

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Shared Leave

After at least six months of continuous employment and exhausting all applicable paid time off, staff and faculty on 12-month appointments may receive leave donated by co-workers if the employee meets the criteria and is approved by the administration.

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Jury Duty

Upon employment, DSU provides paid time off for jury duty assignments.

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Military Leave

Upon employment, DSU provides paid time off for the first 20 days of annual military duty.

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Annual Leave – Administrators & Staff Only

Upon employment, DSU provides annual leave as follows: 

Years of Service



0 - 3



4 - 7



8 - 12



13 - 18



Over 18



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Sick Leave – Administration & Staff Only

Upon employment, DSU provides sick leave that accrues at a rate of 8 hours/month, 12 days/year with no limit. Up to 80 hours of leave per calendar year may be used for dependents.

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Sick Leave – Faculty Only

Upon employment, DSU provides paid sick leave for occasional absences or for an extended illness.

Funeral Leave

Upon employment, DSU provides up to 24 hours of paid leave for a death in the employee or spouse’s immediate family.

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Upon employment, DSU provides 10 paid holidays including: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. In addition, offices close at noon on Christmas Eve day when it falls on Monday-Thursday.

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