My InfoRegular non-unionized staff in a confidential position (NC)

Leave without pay

Leave without pay must be planned well in advance. Talk to your supervisor and Human Resources as soon as possible!

With position protection

Your Dean or director can approve leave without pay with position protection for a maximum of one year. When you return to work, you assume the position you held before your leave.

When evaluating a request for leave without pay, your Dean or director will consider the following:

  • The reason for the leave (trying out a position with a different employer is not a valid reason)

  • The duration of the leave

  • Your seniority and your projected length of service after you return to work

  • The possibility of finding a suitable replacement on a temporary basis.

While on leave without pay with position protection, you can continue participating in group insurance benefits for the first three months of your leave provided you continue to pay your portion of required contributions. After the third month, you can continue participating in group insurance benefits provided you pay all required contributions, including those normally paid by the University.

You may also continue contributing to the pension plan during your leave, provided you pay all required contributions, including those normally paid by the University.

Without position protection

If your Dean or director does not approve leave without pay with position protection, your request can be forwarded to Human Resources, Staff Relations, where it will be considered as a request for leave without position protection. This means that at the end of your leave, your position at the University would not be guaranteed for you.

Leave without pay without position protection may be approved for a maximum of one year.

While on leave without pay without position protection, you can continue participating in group insurance benefits for the first three months of your leave provided you continue to pay your portion of required contributions. After the third month, you can continue participating in group insurance benefits provided you pay all required contributions, including those normally paid by the University.

You may also continue contributing to the pension plan during your leave, provided you pay all required contributions, including those normally paid by the University.

Leave Management System

You must enter your leave in the FAST leave management system (on-campus access only) prior to your leave or if this is not possible, immediately upon your return to work.