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Benefits, Insurance, Leave, Vacation

Benefits and Insurance

Q: When do medical benefit changes begin?

A: The Graduate Appointee Insurance Plan (GAIP) will remain in effect until October 1, when the new plan year begins. Insurance Programs- Article 12, Section 1

Leaves of Absence, Holidays and Vacation

Q: Does leave accrue and roll over from year to year?

A: No. All forms of leave and vacation must be used within the period of entitlement or be lost.

Q: Can ASEs take vacation at any time?

A: Vacation should be taken during quarter breaks or at other mutually-agreed-upon times. Vacation - Article 31, Section 2

Q: Am I required to track an ASE's leave time or hours worked?

A: No. Departments are not required to track an ASE's leave hours or time worked. We have provided a leave record tool for those departments that wish to track leave use. See the forms web page for the leave form.

An overview of the new UW-UAW contract provisions can be found on the UW Graduate School website.