Like other state employees, faculty members are required to "certify their presence" and record their attendance and sick leave usage. For faculty, "attendance" is defined in terms of activities, which may take place in the classroom, the office, the library, a research site or other appropriate locations. Because retirement benefits are connected with the accrual of sick leave, it is particularly important that a record of sick leave usage be maintained.
Per the UUP Agreement §23.9 Attendance Records, faculty shall be required to certify their presence and record any absences on forms to be provided by the State. Employees shall also be required to record on such forms any charges to or accruals of vacation or sick leave credits. Such forms shall be submitted to the College President, or designee, for review on a monthly basis.
New Log-in Page effective Monday April 22nd, 2013
All employees currently using online time and attendance will be able to access their time records through the new SUNY employee portal page at https://www.suny.edu/hrportal as of Monday April 22nd 2013.
The Self Service section will contain the online Time and Attendance System, View Paycheck feature and the option to self-report legal address changes online.
Employees currently using the online time and attendance system will see a new screen upon signing into the system.
The new notification section will enable us to provide more detailed information regarding Time and Attendance, SUNY and Campus wide messages.
Current employees using the Time & Attendance System through the https://www.suny.edu/time link will need to redirect to:
Any questions regarding your PODS username or password may be directed to the ITS Help Desk at 777-6420.
Online Time and Attendance
Accessing the New System
Access to the new SUNY Time and Attendance system is accomplished via a secure sign-on.
To sign in you need your PODS user ID and Password.
- Select "Binghamton" as your campus
- Enter your PODS User ID in the BU User ID field
- Enter your PODS password in the BU Password field
- Click Log in
- You will need your unique SUNY ID number provided by Human Resources for a one-time security screen entry.
- Follow the instructions in the PowerPoint presentation in the "Training Materials" below.
Can't remember your PODS password?
Go to: Binghamton University Account Access Page or contact the ITS Help Desk at 607-777-6420.
Please note the following Browser requirements:
- For PC's on the Windows operating system:
- Internet Explorer (IE), use version 7.0+ (or higher)
- Mozilla Firefox, use version 3.5+ (or higher)
- Macintosh OS
- Java script needs to be installed (common issue)
- Popup Blocker should be turned off
- Active X should be installed and enabled
- For PC's on the Windows operating system:
- One page guide to submit your monthly record (.pdf, 185kb) (.doc 193kb)
- Supervisor and Department Chair one page guide to monthly approvals (.pdf, 121kb) (.doc 91kb)
Faculty Sick Leave Accrual Rates
|Years of Service||Accrual Rate||
|Spring Semester Total|
|0, 1||1.25 days per month||5.0||6.25 days|
|2||1.33 days per month||5.3||6.7 days|
|3, 4, 5||1.50 days per month||6.0||7.5 days|
|6||1.66 days per month||6.7||8.3 days|
|7||1.75 days per month||7.0||8.75 days|
Part-Time Faculty Sick Leave Accrual Rates
|Courses Taught||Accrual Rate|
|1 course||.25 days per month|
|2 courses||.5 days per month|
|3 courses||1.0 days per month|
The maximum allowable sick leave accrual is 200 days for full or part-time employees.
NOTE: In the above chart, Years of Service 0, 1 apply to the first 12 months of service. At the beginning of the second year of service (Years of Service 2, 13 through 24 months of service) the accrual rate increases to 1.33 days per month.
Eligible employees accrue sick leave for each month of their professional obligation, provided that they are in full-pay status for the month or major portion thereof. Under the current academic year calendar, sick leave is not earned during the months of June, July or August.
Part-time academic year employees should refer to the supplemental instructions for information on accrual rates. The maximum allowable sick leave accrual is 200 days.
Sick leave accruals may be used only during the periods of professional obligation. That is, any day during the period of professional obligation on which you are not available (able) to perform any or all aspects of your full professional obligation (teaching, research, service, etc.) due to illness or injury must be charged to sick leave. During periods of leave (sabbatical, Title F, leave without pay), employees do not accrue or use sick leave.
Academic year employees are not eligible to accrue vacation leave or to observe designated legal holidays.
Family Illness or Bereavement
The Policies of the Board of Trustees and the UUP Agreement allow employees to use up to thirty (30) days of sick leave per agreement year for absences necessitated by a death or illness in the employee's immediate family; such days are recorded as "family sick leave" (FS).
Further information regarding leaves may be found in the UUP Agreement, Article 23; the Policies of the Board of Trustees, Article XIII; and the Handbook for Faculty and Professional Staff. Questions about sick leave procedures may be directed to the Office of Human Resources.
Click here for leave information for each of our employment categories.
Associate Director of Human Resources
Manager of Student Employment