An extended leave of absence from active University service without continued earnings may be granted to professional-scientific staff members with continuing service status for a variety of personal and other compelling reasons. Such leave is granted with the understanding that the staff member plans to return to active service at the conclusion of the leave period specified.
Failure to return to active service or to make arrangements for an extension of a leave normally will be considered as a voluntary resignation. For the purpose of this provision, an extended leave shall be for a period in excess of twenty-two (22) scheduled working days. All leaves of absence without compensation are to be identified and arranged with the Administrative Staff Absence Request Form.
The employee should contact Human Resource Services to arrange for continuing or discontinuing insurance or annuity program coverage after leave is approved.