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