Leave of Absence Without Pay
If an employee must be gone from work for an extended period of time, the university may grant a leave of absence without pay. Up to a year of approved leave time may be granted. If necessary, the leave may be renewed for an additional year. During the leave, annual or sick leave does not accrue. However, participation in health, life, and long-term disability programs may be continued if the employee pays the premium. A regional Human Resources office can explain how an extended leave of absence would affect an employee's position and university benefits. In general, application must be made to continue benefits.