Paid Time Off to Receive the COVID-19 Vaccination

Dear RIT faculty and staff,

The state of New York has announced that, effective Friday, March 12, 2021 through Dec. 31, 2022, employees can receive up to four hours excused time off with pay, per injection, to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. 

For nonexempt employees, supervisors should enter NYS COVID19 as the Kronos pay code for absences to receive the COVID-19 vaccination.

Exempt employees living in New York state should use the code EX NYS COVID to enter the absence in Oracle through Oracle Employee Self-Service. This captures the absence information in hours but does not impact the employee’s pay.

While RIT strongly encourages COVID-19 vaccination, the university is not requiring immunization at this time. Even after you have received the vaccine, you will be expected to continue to adhere to all aspects of the RIT Safety Plan, including wearing a mask and watching your distance.

Please consult with your primary care physician if you have any questions about the vaccine. 

Please contact the RIT Service Center at 585-475-5000 or at with any questions about paid COVID-19 vaccination leave and continue to follow the RIT Ready website for news and information.

RIT Human Resources Department