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University of Louisville
 OFFICIAL
UNIVERSITY
ADMINISTRATIVE
 POLICY
 
 
University Staff
 
POLICY NAME
Leaves of Absence with Pay
EFFECTIVE DATE
May 1, 1992
POLICY NUMBER
PER-4.12
 
POLICY STATEMENT
 
  1. Educational Leave With Pay

    Educational leave with pay shall be granted to any employee who is required as a part of the job to enroll in or attend a college, university, training academy, short course, seminar, conference, or other meeting.

    Release time from the regular work schedule may be granted by unit heads to employees to attend university classes during normal working hours for their personal benefit provided:
    1. That such release time will not normally be approved if it would cause an undue hardship on the operations of the unit or upon the working conditions of other personnel in the unit;  and/or
     
    2. For classified staff, any time lost from the normal work schedule to attend such classes should normally be made up during the same workweek in which the absence(s) occurs so that the employing unit will not be liable for time-and-one-half payment as a result of time being made up in a succeeding workweek.
     
  2. Other Leave With Pay 

    The University will grant, whenever possible, a leave of absence with pay to any professional/administrative staff member who has completed ten continuous years of university service in such capacity. It is     anticipated that such leaves are to be used for improving the staff member's contribution to the university's research, teaching, or public service missions, or for personal development. Such leave may be granted by the President, or his designee, for up to three months, not more frequently than every five years, on the recommendation of the professional/administrative staff member's immediate supervisor and the Vice President for Human Resources. 

 

 
HISTORY
 
Revision Date(s): 
Reviewed Date(s):  March 8, 2016
 
ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITY
Associate Vice President for Human Resources
 
RESPONSIBLE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT/DIVISION

Human Resources
1980 Arthur Street
Phone:  502-852- 3167
Email: hrhelp@louisville.edu

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