Human Resources

Staff Policies and Procedures Manual

I. Unpaid Personal Leave

1. Short term unpaid personal leave

Eligibility

All regular full-time and part-time employees.

The program

A short term personal leave is defined as a leave of two weeks duration or less. Normally, the purpose for this type of leave is to provide unpaid time to accommodate a commitment a new employee has made prior to employment with Reed College or to deal with an emergency.

Employees may request a short term personal leave by submitting a written request to their supervisor indicating the necessity for the leave and the dates leaving and returning. In the event of an emergency, an oral request may be approved until the appropriate paperwork can be completed.

Short term personal leaves require the prior approval of the supervisor and appropriate Vice President/Dean. Personal leaves will be granted at the sole discretion of the college.

An employee on short term personal leave must first use all accrued and available vacation before being placed on unpaid leave, but in no case may the paid and unpaid leave combined equal more than two weeks.

An employee on unpaid short term personal leave does not accrue vacation or sick leave time or receive paid holidays. Other benefits, such as health insurance, normally are not affected by a short term leave.

Employees returning from short term personal leave generally will be restored to their prior position.

last revised: 7/1/2007

last reviewed: 2/13/2012

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