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Classified Employee Handbook

Leave without Pay

The President may grant an employee’s written request for a leave-of-absence without pay not to exceed six months unless granted in accordance with the provision for military leave. Leave without pay is not to be granted, except in the case of maternity leave (see Sick Leave), until all of the employee’s accumulated annual leave has been exhausted. Any employee on leave-of-absence without pay does not accumulate annual leave nor participate in the group insurance programs to which the University makes a contribution nor receive pay for any legal holidays. An employee may continue with the insurance programs by paying the entirety of those costs provided that arrangements have been made in advance with Human Resource Services to assume full payment of the premium costs.

The President, upon the recommendation of a Chancellor, the Vice President for Agriculture, or the Directors of the Graduate Institute of Technology and Arkansas Archeological Survey, may place an employee in a leave-without-pay status for disciplinary reasons in accordance with the written personnel policies of the unit involved. In this instance the individual is not required to exhaust annual leave and sick leave before being placed in leave-without-pay status. (Board Policy 420.2, 6/9/95)

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Last revision 11/1995

Updated 10.26.2011