Blood Drives and other Mandatory Leave Benefits

Contact: Linda Mazzone, Leave Coordinator
Office: Jacobsen Hall, Room 204
Phone: 315 464-4943
Email: mazzonel@upstate.edu

Blood Drive

Employees who intend to participate in the on-site blood drive(s), must provide reasonable notice (at least 2 days prior to the day on which paid leave will be taken) to his/her supervisor in order to comply with unit/department operational needs. More information regarding leave.

New York State Employees - Other Mandatory Leave Benefits

Additionally, under New York State Law, eligible New York State employees are entitled to the following types of other paid leaves (no charge to accruals) upon request.

Prior notice of leave by the employee and approval from the employee's supervisor is required for all leaves.

Research Foundation Employees

Bone Marrow Donation

Employees who work at least 20 hours per week can take unpaid time off to donate bone marrow. The amount of time off should be determined by a physician and can be up to a total of 24 hours. The employer may request verification from the physician for the purpose and length of each leave.

Prior notice of leave by the employee and approval from the employee's supervisor is required for all leaves.

Breaks for Nursing Mothers

The New York State Nursing Mothers in the Workplace Law requires employers to provide at least 20 minutes of unpaid break time every 3 hours for all nursing female employees to express breast milk for up to 3 years after the birth of a child. Employees are allowed to use accrued leave time or work before or after their shifts to make up this time. Employers should also make reasonable efforts to provide a private location for mothers to express milk. (The room or location provided by the employer for this purpose cannot be a restroom or toilet stall).