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Policy 617 - Personal Leave

617. Personal Leave


The University may provide leave with or without pay under certain circumstances at the discretion of the supervisor or department head. Reasons for leave may include educational pursuits, service or civic activities, personal situations or personal cultural or religious observances.



All regular and fixed term employees are eligible for personal leave.

Leave Availability

Compensation During Leave

Records of use of personal time off are maintained in the department, and hours to be paid are reportable on time sheets as sick leave.

Notification and Certification Requirements

Employees requesting to take a personal leave must submit a request for personal leave of absence to the supervisor and Human Resources at least 30 days prior to the start of the leave. 


Employees are responsible for notifying their supervisor of a leave as soon as possible, and according to notification and certification requirements of this policy.  Supervisors are responsible for ensuring proper administration of paid leave and leave scheduling. 


Refer to the Family and Medical leave (614), Pregnancy Disability (622), and Industrial Disability (615) leave policies for procedures related to specific leave applications. Contact Human Resources for more information about this policy.

Policy Approved: October 23, 1998

Last Updated: January 1, 2024

Last Reviewed: December 19, 2023

Maintainer: Human Resources

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