Leave, Personal and Educational


Benefits eligible staff employees

Policy Statement

Staff employees with one year of continuous service may request an unpaid leave of absence for up to one year. To the extent a request for leave without pay is approved, the approval is with the understanding that the leave will protect prior continuous service in the event of a return to active service with the University on or before the expiration date. A personal or educational leave without pay does not guarantee reinstatement in the staff employee’s former position; however, the University will assist in determining whether there is an opening for a comparable University job. Unless otherwise allowed by the terms of the applicable University employee benefit plan or policy or as otherwise required by law, a staff employee will not be eligible for University benefits while on unpaid leave. Service credits for educational benefits, holidays, vacation, pension, and sick leave do not accrue during an unpaid leave. Failure to return immediately upon expiration of a personal or educational leave or acceptance of a job elsewhere during the leave is considered a voluntary termination of employment.

Policy Administration

Links to Procedures and Related Information

Date: April 2006