CTU members have a contractual right to take Personal Business (PB) Days at their own discretion. There is no prohibition on taking days immediately before or following an extended weekend or vacation. Educators are expected to practice the courtesy of informing their principal in advance. While union members have a right to take any PB day they elect, we also urge members to consider the needs of the school to provide a safe and secure learning environment on school days when a large number of educators may desire the day off. Please consult with and consider other educators in your building to provide flexibility and fairness to sisters and brothers who may have urgent personal business on such a day.
CLARIFICATION OF THE TRANSITION TO THE NEW PB DAY POLICY
- On January 1, 2012, members received 3 PB days. Up until December 31, 2012, the first three PB days a member takes are charged against this "legacy" set of PB days. On December 31, 2012, any unused days in the "legacy" set of PB days will convert to sick days. Those sick days will be added to the bank of days retained under previous contracts.
- On July 1, 2012, a new set of three ADDITIONAL PB days became effective. These will be credited on your next paycheck retroactively, if they haven't been credited yet. Members will NOT receive 1.5 PB days in January because they will receive the 3 days from July 2012 instead.
- After January 1, 2013 or after the three "legacy" PB days are used up (whichever comes first), any PB days taken will be charged to the new set of PB days for the 2012–2013 school year. These new PB days are "use them or lose them." On June 30, 2013, any unused PB days will be forfeited.
- On July 1, 2013 (and every July 1 thereafter) members will be given 3 PB days for the year. Those days will also be forfeited on June 30 of the following year if the member does not take all three PB days during the year.