A regular employee is eligible for leaves of absence with pay. While on leave with pay, an employee will continue to receive regular salary and benefits and will continue to accrue vacation, sick leave and state service credit. System Policy 31.03.03.
Death of a Family Member - Emergency leave will be granted upon request because of death of the employee's spouse, or the employee's spouse's child, parent, brother, sister, grandparent or grandchild.
Unsafe Working or Travel Conditions - When an office or work site closes because of hazardous conditions or unsafe travel conditions, the employees scheduled to work will be granted emergency leave for the time the work site is closed.
Emergency Evacuation Order - If an emergency evacuation order is issued by state or local government, each employee scheduled to work should be granted emergency leave for the duration of the order.
Other Circumstances - Employee must show good cause for the leave and have exhausted all accumulated vacation and compensatory time.
Employee who is a foster parent to a child under the conservatorship of the Department of Protective and Regulatory Services is entitled to a leave of absence with pay to attend Department of Protective and Regulatory Services meetings or school district Admission, Review and Dismissal meetings regarding the foster child.
Employee will be granted a leave of absence with pay for jury service.
Volunteer Firefighters & Emergency Medical Services Volunteers
An employee who is a volunteer firefighter or emergency medical services volunteer will be granted leave of absence with pay of up to five working days each fiscal year to attend training schools conducted by state agencies or institutions of higher education.
An employee with a disability is entitled to a leave of absence with pay for up to 10 working days in a fiscal year to be trained in the use of an assistance dog. An employee with a disability is one who has a mental or physical disability, including mental retardation, deafness, hearing/speech/visual impairment or health impairment that requires special ambulatory devices or services.
American Red Cross Disaster Service Volunteers
An employee who is a certified disaster service volunteer of the American Red Cross or who is in training to become a volunteer may be granted up to 10 days of paid leave each fiscal year to participate in specialized disaster relief services.
An employee may receive administrative leave with pay as a reward for outstanding performance documented in writing by an employee performance appraisal done in the last 12 months.
Organ, Bone Marrow or Blood Donors
An employee will be granted up to 5 working days in a fiscal year to serve as a bone marrow donor or up to 30 working days in a fiscal year to serve as an organ donor. Documentation must be provided by the employee.
An employee will be granted up to 4 times each fiscal year to donate blood. Approval must be obtained from the supervisor prior to taking time off and upon returning to work, the employee must provide proof of the blood donation.
An employee will be allowed sufficient time off to vote in national, state and local elections.
Faculty Development Leave
A faculty member is eligible by reason of service to be considered for a faculty development leave when he/she has served as a member of the faculty of the same institution of higher education for at least two consecutive academic years. More details in System Policy 12.99.01.
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