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Paid Leave Benefits
Leave Benefits
Collin College full-time employees have the following types of leave benefits available to them:

Paid Leave



Effective September 1, 2013, sick leave and vacation will accrue on the last day of each month, rather than on the 15th of each month.  This minor accrual date change will help streamline procedures and reduce manual calculations.  The amount of sick and vacation time employees receive each year will remain unchanged.  

Sick Leave
All benefits-eligible staff, faculty and administrators earn sick leave at a rate of 8 hours per month.  Sick leave accrued on the last day of the month may be used as soon as the first day of the following month.   

Benefits-eligible staff and administrators receive their full annual vacation credit at the beginning of each fiscal year, or the prorated vacation credit upon hire.  The amount of vacation employees receive is based on length of service.  Credit vacation may be used before it is earned, with the exception of FML leaves.  However, if benefits-eligible employment ends and an employee has used more vacation than he or she has earned, any used unearned vacation will be deducted from the final paycheck.       

For additional information about sick leave, vacation, or other leave benefits, visit or contact Christina Canales, Manager of Benefits. 


Leave Without Pay

Any other absences or granted leaves of absence will result in an appropriate deduction from pay or deduction from eligible leave balances, consistent with the College District’s procedures and guidelines for faculty and staff.

Up to five (5) days of leave without pay may be granted to an employee for extraordinary circumstances that cannot be addressed within the paid leave benefits provided by the college, in accordance with the college’s procedures and guidelines for faculty and staff.  In the event of extraordinary circumstances, requests for Leave Without Pay (LWOP) may be submitted to the employee’s supervisor.

Benefits Links


Collin Higher Education Center
Human Resources Office

3452 Spur 399, Room #339
McKinney, TX 75069

Christina Canales
Manager of Benefits

Phone 972-599-3164
Fax 972-599-3156

Cherie Hill
HR Coordinator

Phone 972-548-6662
Fax 972-548-6716

Mae Francis
HR Specialist

Phone 972-548-6659
Fax 972-548-6716

Jonene Kemp
HR Specialist

Phone 972-599-3163
Fax 972-548-6716