Difference in Pay Leave

Difference in Pay Leave (DIP)

UPS 260.104PDF File as well as Article 28PDF FileOpens in new window of the Unit 3 Collective Bargaining Agreement govern the granting of Difference-in-Pay leave to eligible faculty. It is recommended that you review both thoroughly prior to submitting your application. In order to qualify for a DIP leave, faculty must complete the Difference-in-Pay Leave Application and submit it to FAR in October (detailed deadlines can be found on the application).

  • Difference-in-Pay Leave Application

 

Eligibility Requirement for Sabbatical and Difference-in-Pay

Probationary and Tenured Faculty, Full-Time Lecturers, Full-Time Librarians and Full-Time Academic-Related Counselors (SSP-AR) may be eligible for Sabbatical/DIP leave. Faculty must have full-time continuous service for 6 years total prior to taking their first sabbatical or DIP leave. Thereafter, faculty must have full-time continuous service for 3 years prior to taking a DIP leave or 6 years prior to taking a sabbatical leave.

Academic Year Status Service toward Leave Eligibility
2010-11 Active full-time 1st year
2011-12 Active full-time 2nd year
2012-13 Active full-time 3rd year
2013-14 Active full-time 4th year
2014-15 Active full-time 5th year
2015-16 Active full-time 6th year – can apply during this year for leave in following year
2016-17 Active full-time or on leave Eligible for leave
2017-18 Active full-time or on leave Eligible for leave

Partial years of active service count toward leave eligibility. Therefore, faculty taking a Fall leave would not begin to accrue credit for service until their return in Spring of the same academic year.

Once eligibility is achieved, faculty maintain status until a Sabbatical or Difference in Pay leave is taken. Subsequent leave eligibility is calculated based on the date faculty return from such a leave. Note: A leave must be awarded and taken in order for the eligibility count to be reset.

What if I previously took a Sabbatical or Difference in Pay leave?

Faculty must serve full-time on the campus for six years after the leave to become eligible for another sabbatical leave or three years to become eligible for a Difference In Pay Leave:

Academic Year Status Service toward Leave Eligibility
2010-11 Sabbatical or DIP Leave No Credit
2011-12 Active full-time 1st year
2012-13 Active full-time 2nd year
2013-14 Active full-time 3rd year – could apply during this year for DIP in following year
2014-15 Active full-time 4th year
2015-16 Active full-time 5th year
2014-15 Active full-time 6th year – can apply during this year for DIP or Sabbatical
2015-16 Active full-time or on leave Eligible for leave
2016-17 Active full-time or on leave Eligible for leave

 

What if I worked less than a full year during the 6 year eligibility period?

Partial credit is given for partial years worked:

Academic Year Status Service toward Leave Eligibility
Fall 2010 Sabbatical or DIP Leave No Credit
Spring 2011 Active full-time .5 year of service
2011-12 Active full-time 1.5 years
2012-13 Active full-time 2.5 years – could apply during this year for a DIP leave in following year
Fall 2013 Active full-time 3 years – could apply during this year for a DIP leave in following
semester or year
Spring 2014 Active full-time 3.5 years – Eligible for DIP
2014-15 Active full-time 4.5 years – Eligible for DIP
2014-15 Active full-time 5.5 years – could apply during this year for Sabbatical in Spring 2015
Fall 2015 Active full-time 6 years
Spring 2016 Active full-time OR on leave Eligible for DIP and Sabbatical
Fall 2017 Active full-time OR on leave Eligible for DIP and Sabbatical

Request for Additional Employment (during approved leave)

Approval for additional employment during an approved personal leave may be submitted utilizing the form below: