Discretionary Leave is paid time off work that a department or division head may award to a professional staff employee to recognize noteworthy achievement and work effort that have significantly contributed to the unit's mission, goals and/or objectives. Up to six days of discretionary leave may be awarded per calendar year.
Discretionary leave should be used soon after it is awarded, and it must be used before vacation leave. Discretionary leave must be used by December 31 of each year, or it will be lost and deducted from the record unless an extension is preauthorized by the appropriate vice president or dean. An extension may not exceed 90 days. Unused discretionary leave may not be paid and does not transfer to a new organizational unit.