30.1 An employee who sustains a work-related illness or injury shall be granted a disability leave of absence in accordance with federal and state law. It is the intention of the University to comply with state and federal laws regarding such absences through its policies and procedures.
30.2 Employees who are in leave without pay status for up to six (6) months due to a work-related injury, upon written request and proof of continuing disability, shall maintain their seniority and annual increment date. Leave without pay exceeding six (6) months without loss of seniority or change in increment date may be granted at the option of the employing official.
30.3 Employees who suffer a work-related injury or illness that is compensable under the state worker's compensation law may select time loss compensation exclusively, leave payment exclusively or a combination of the two. Employees using accrued sick leave during a period in which they receive worker's compensation under the industrial insurance provisions shall receive full sick leave pay, less any industrial insurance payments for time loss during the sick leave period.
30.4 The University's policies on family and medical leave, sick leave and disability accommodations apply to employees with work related injuries or illnesses.