Human Resources Department

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HANDBOOK FOR SUPPORT STAFF


SECTION 5: LEAVES OF ABSENCE
5.1 GENERAL INFORMATION

This section describes leaves of absence for medical, personal reasons and military service. The College complies with all provisions of the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993. For all medical and personal leaves, an "Application for Leave of Absence" must be completed. In reviewing leave of absence requests, the College will review the individual circumstances involved, taking into account the length of service, number of requests, dates, work load, and whether such work can be adequately performed by a temporary replacement. Detailed leave of absence provisions and information on eligibility requirements are available in the Human Resources Office.

Your benefits and sick/vacation accruals are suspended on the first day of the month coincident with or following the beginning of any unpaid leave. Accruals begin again upon your return to work. Should you wish to continue benefit coverage during an unpaid leave, you may arrange with the Human Resources office to do so by paying the full cost of the premiums one month in advance of the coverage date.

An employee on a leave of absence is expected to keep in regular contact with the supervisor and the Vice President of Human Resources during the leave, and to advise both of any changes to mailing address and/or telephone number during the leave.