Human Resources Department
HANDBOOK FOR SUPPORT STAFF
SECTION 5: LEAVES OF ABSENCE
5.3 PERSONAL LEAVE OF ABSENCE (UNPAID)
A personal, unpaid leave of absence may be requested for many different reasons using the Application for Leave of Absence. Illness of a family member, adoption arrangements, child care, or other personal matters can form the basis for a personal leave. A child care leave will not be extended for more than six months from the time of the birth or adoption of a child. All personal leaves of absence are limited to a maximum continuous period of six months. You are not eligible for payment for sickness during a personal leave. If your leave is requested for a period of more than ten days, you must use accrued vacation before beginning the leave. Specific information on Family and Medical Leave provisions and eligibility requirements are available in the Human Resources Office and in Appendix E.