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Leave without pay

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

Your 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.

You may request leave without pay for less than 30 days for personal reasons provided you obtain permission from the head of the Power Plant.

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

  • The reason for the leave

  • The duration of the leave

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

  • Your work performance

  • 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, 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.

Union leave

If you are elected to a position on the union executive, you are entitled to leave without pay to attend union meetings or conventions. If you are elected or appointed to an official position within the union, you are granted leave without pay for up to 24 months.

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.