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Professional Staff Program
Leave Without Pay

Reasons for a Leave of Absence Without Pay

Employees may be granted a leave of absence without pay for any of the following reasons:

Request and Approval

Employees must submit written leave of absence without pay requests to the supervisor for endorsement. The request must identify the reason and duration of the requested leave. The request is forwarded to the appropriate dean or vice president for approval. Normally, requests for a leave of absence without pay, or to extend a current leave, should be approved only if the supervisor is reasonably certain that the employee's position will be available upon the employee's return. Extensions of leaves are submitted to the appropriate dean or vice president for approval.

Except for extended military service leaves and leaves covered by the disability leave allowance, approved leaves of absence without pay should not exceed 12 months in duration.

If the employee's position has been eliminated, at the time the employee is available to return to active status, and if there is no other comparable vacancy in the unit, the employee will be terminated under the provisions for Layoff - Reduction In Force.

See information about benefits retention during a leave of absence without pay.