8.3.7 Leave Without Pay

8.3.7

Leave Without Pay

Last Update Approved: November 14, 2013

Edited/Revised: July 8, 2015

Revised Effective: August 7, 2015

BOR Policy 8.2.7.3 states:

Any employee unable to return to work after exhausting all accumulated sick leave and accrued vacation leave may be granted sick leave without pay for a period not to exceed one (1) year. Furthermore, such approved sick leave shall allow the employee the right to elect to continue his or her group insurance benefits, and the institution will continue its share of the cost for such period. All other benefits are prohibited which otherwise would accrue to the employee.

An employee requesting sick leave without pay in accordance with this policy, must submit a written request to the Middle Georgia State University (MGA) president with a copy to the Director of Human Resources. The president will notify the Director of Human Resources of the approval/denial of the request. The Director of Human Resources will coordinate with the employee and the employee’s supervisor regarding the leave request.

An employee that has been medically cleared to return to work but wants to be granted additional time off without pay must receive prior approval from the president. The president will also determine if the institution will continue its share of the cost for group insurance benefits for such period. The employee must write a letter to the president, with a copy to the Director of Human Resources, explaining the nature of the leave and the amount of time requested. The president will notify the Director of Human Resources of the approval/denial of the request. The Director of Human Resources will coordinate with the employee and the employee’s supervisor regarding the leave request.