Leave With Pay

Short-term leave with pay is typically requested to allow a faculty member to deal with an emergency personal or family situation. The request is made through the applicant's Dean to the Provost.

Find it in your Faculty Handbook Section 2.20 LEAVES OF ABSENCE

This section deals with leaves of absence that are not sabbatical or academic leaves (see Sections 2.17.4 and 2.17.5). In all cases below, business days refer to days within the academic year defined for the particular faculty member requesting leave.

Leave requests will be administered in compliance with the provisions of the law through the office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Personnel Resources Department. Faculty should contact the Personnel Resources Department in connections with the inception and conclusion of any leave. Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) provisions, where applicable, take effect where short term leave with pay provisions do not apply.

Requests for short term leaves with pay are submitted in writing to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs through the Dean. When possible, reasonable advance notice should be given to allow arrangements to be made to cover the faculty member's responsibilities. The requirement for advance request may be waived by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs in emergency situations. Leaves must be approved in writing by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Faculty members on short term leave will be considered eligible for rank and tenure considerations, with no breaks of service and will return to the same position and rank in the same department with responsibilities similar to those held prior to the leave. Time spent on leaves with pay shall count toward tenure or promotion and is credited toward time in service for sabbatical leave unless the individual and the University agree in writing prior to the beginning of the leave. Fringe benefits are not affected by such leaves. All non-contributory coverage will remain in place for the duration of the leave. The faculty member is required to continue contributions to those coverages for which contributions are normally required, if coverage is desired.

Faculty members on short term leave may accept fees without special approval for a few lectures or a few days consulting. However, no substantial work for remuneration should be undertaken without prior approval of the Dean and the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.