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GEN 3.B.13. Leaves of Absence.

 Board of Regents Policy 89-8 (11/10/89) (See Also:  FAC 3.2.A. Probationary Appointments, FAC 3.10. Leaves of Absence, FAC 4.A.3. Sabbaticals, and FAC 8.A.3. Seniority).

(1)   Board of Regents Policy 89-8 (11/10/89) Leave of Absence Policy and Policy for Unclassified Employees Seeking or Accepting Political Office or Appointments. (See Also:  FAC 3.2.A. Probationary Appointments, FAC 3.10. Leaves of Absence, FAC 4.A.3. Sabbaticals, and FAC 8.A.3. Seniority.)

(2)   University Policy.

Requests for leaves should be initiated as far in advance as possible so adequate staffing preparations can be made by the unit. The request should be sent to the supervisor for recommendation to the appropriate Vice Chancellor or equivalent.  The request should indicate the reasons for the leave of absence, and list the beginning and ending dates of the leave.

Programmatic consideration and the need for program continuity are two factors that will be considered.

It is also possible to request a part‑time leave of absence, and in this case the letter should also indicate the percent of time the individual wishes to be on leave.

Academic Staff: A leave of absence or professional improvement assignment shall not constitute a break in service nor shall it constitute any part of continuous service. Leaves of absence shall count toward seniority as applied to layoff (ACS 14.4).

Faculty: Leaves of absence without pay shall not count toward tenure, nor shall they constitute a break in service.

An employee on leave of absence is eligible for increases in pay following the normal procedures used during salary administration each year.

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