The information below is an overview of long service leave entitlements and arrangements. Full details of long service leave can be located in the Long Service Leave Guidelines and in the relevant Collective Agreement.
Eligibility and entitlement
Full-time staff are entitled to 44 working days (approximately 2 calendar months) on full pay or 88 working days on half pay after 10 years of continuous service. Part-time, part-year / sessional and casual staff will accrue long service leave on a pro-rata basis according to their proportion of full-time.
After the initial 10 years, long service leave then accrues at a rate of 11 days per year for a full-time staff member (pro-rata for part-time, part-year / sessional and casual staff).
Full-time or part-time service at UTS and other higher education institutions may be recognised as service for long service leave purposes. Refer to the Long Service Leave Guidelines for further information.
Planning long service leave
Plan ahead for your long service leave - discuss your long service leave plans with your supervisor when you develop your workplan. You should provide at least six months notice of long service leave.
Academic and Support staff may apply to cash out long service leave. You must take leave equal to or greater than the amount of cashed out leave. It is essential you read and understand the Cashed out Leave Application and forward the completed application form through your supervisor.
Applying for Long Service Leave
You need the approval of your supervisor before you take long service leave. Apply for this approval through neo “Employee Self Service”. The neo Leave User Guide provides guidance on applying for leave online.
Apply for long service leave at half pay by submitting the Long Service Leave at half pay form to your supervisor and forward to Payroll once approved.
Variations to your long service leave must be made by completing a Variation of Leave Form.