621. Emergency Leaves
The University may provide emergency leave in the event of a bona fide emergency as defined by the Santa Clara University Emergency Communication Plan.
Employees in on-going regular positions are eligible for an Emergency Leave.
Emergency Leave is available for those staff who are unable to work due to a bona fide emergency as defined by the Santa Clara University Emergency Communication Plan (e.g., earthquake).
Compensation During Leave
Regular employees will receive their normal base pay for a period of thirty days while on an approved Emergency Leave. If the leave goes beyond the 30-day period, an employee may utilize any accrued vacation leave.
Notification and Certification Requirement
The employees' immediate supervisor, or second level supervisor, should notify the employees as to their work status in the event of a bona fide emergency. If an employee’s services are not required for the duration of the emergency recovery period, they will be placed on an Emergency Leave until they are able to return to their work assignment. Employees not required to return to their position will be eligible for any rights and benefits provided through the Layoff Policy.
It is the responsibility of the employee to coordinate all leave time with the supervisor or second-level supervisor. It is the responsibility of the supervisors to administer the leave provisions detailed in this policy.
Contact Human Resources for questions or more information on this policy. Contact Campus Safety Services for information on the Santa Clara University Emergency Communication Plan.
Policy Approved: October 23, 1998
Last Updated: January 7, 2016
Last Reviewed: June 30 2022
Maintainer: Human Resources