A faculty/academic staff member may request approval for a leave of absence without pay. Requests for a leave of absence without pay must be submitted to the department chairperson/supervisor for approval and subsequently forwarded through the Dean/Division Head, Provost, and Chancellor for approval.
If the leave involves a temporary appointment from an external agency, the faculty/academic staff member must notify the department chairperson/supervisor at the time of submitting the application to the off campus agency. The department chairperson/supervisor shall inform the dean/division head.
Deadlines for requests for a leave of absence without pay that do not involve an external agency are September 1 for the following spring semester and February 1 for the following fall semester.
For purposes of seniority, a leave of absence without pay does not interrupt service but does not count toward seniority. Likewise, a leave of absence without pay does not count toward retirement benefits.* Various fringe benefits may be maintained at the faculty/academic staff member's own expense. The faculty/academic staff member should contact the Personnel Office regarding the impact that a leave of absence without pay will have on fringe benefits.
For information regarding other types of leave of absence, refer to the appropriate section of the handbook or contact the Personnel Office.
Faculty/academic staff on leave shall provide the department chair/supervisor with their address, FAX number and phone number on a timely and continuing basis.
* If the leave involves a temporary appointment from an external agency, the retirement benefits may be covered by this agency.
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