Overview  

The sources of leave benefits for classified service Executive branch State employees are as follows:

  1. The Attendance Rules for Employees in New York
  2. State Departments and Institutions, attendance and leave provisions of the collective bargaining agreements negotiated with State employee organizations
  3. Related laws, rules and regulations

Memoranda of Special Note  

Family Medical Leave Act
Military Leave Related Memoranda

Memoranda and Bulletins 

Issued in 2024

Policy Bulletin No. 2024-04 pdf
June 2024, Paid Parental Leave for PBANYS – Agency Police Services Unit (APSU) Employees

Policy Bulletin No. 2024-03 pdf
May 2024, Special Enrollment Period: Productivity Enhancement Program (PEP) for 2024, NYSCOPBA (Security Services Unit – SSU) and DC-37 – (Rent Regulation Services Unit – RRSU) Represented Employees Only

Policy Bulletin No. 2024-02 pdf
April 2024, Paid Parental Leave for NYSCOPBA – Security Services Unit (SSU) Employees

Advisory Memoranda No. 2024-02 pdf
March 2024, Memoranda of Understanding on Extension of Special Military Benefits and Post-Discharge Benefits through December 31, 2024

Advisory Memoranda No. 2024-01 pdf
March 2024, Special Holiday Waiver Memoranda of Understanding for Security Supervisors Unit (SSpU), Security Services Unit (SSU), and Agency Police Services Unit (APSU)

Policy Bulletin No. 2024-01 pdf
March 2024, Paid Parental Leave for Rent Regulation Services Unit Employees (RRSU)

2023 Memoranda/Bulletins

2022 Memoranda/Bulletins
2021 Memoranda/Bulletins
2020 Memoranda/Bulletins
2019 Memoranda/Bulletins

For memoranda and bulletins prior to 2019, please visit the Archived Memoranda and Bulletins page.

Calendars of Legal Holidays  

The calendar of legal holidays applies only to classified service employees in the Executive Branch who are subject to the Attendance Rules for Employees in State Departments and Institutions.

2025 Legal Holidays
2024 Legal Holidays
2023 Legal Holidays

Attendance and Leave Manual  

This manual is designed to assist State departments and agencies in the interpretation and application of the Attendance Rules for Employees in State Departments and Institutions, and the attendance and leave provisions of the agreements negotiated with State employee organizations.

Attendance and Leave Manual

Contact Us  

Department of Civil Service
Attendance and Leave Unit
Albany, NY 12239
Phone: (518) 457-2295
Fax: (518) 486-2519