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Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences (ASCI)

vacation VI.  VACATION POLICY AND GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES

Vacation Policy:
Graduate students in the Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences ordinarily have a twelve-month appointment.  They are entitled to the stated University of Vermont Administrative holidays plus ten days of vacation per year.  Additional time may be approved by the mentor and/or the student's thesis/dissertation committee.  Unused vacation days may not be carried over into subsequent years, nor do graduate students accrue compensatory time off.  Students are expected to discuss their vacation plans with their mentor in advance.

Grievance Procedures:
If a graduate student in the Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences has a grievance, he/she should first meet with his/her mentor to discuss the issue(s).  If the student has not yet chosen a mentor, he/she should meet with the Chair of the Graduate committee.  If the issue is not resolved after this meeting, the student may meet with the Animal and Veterinary Sciences Department Chairperson, if this person has not been previously involved.  If the student is not satisfied with the resolution of the issue(s), he/she may contact the Dean of the Graduate College, whose decision shall be final.

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