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Human Resources Administrative Practice Manual:
Time Away from Work

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Personal Leave

Citation Reference  
Official Title Policy on Personal Leave
Abbreviated Title Personal Leave
Volume Human Resources
Responsible Office Human Resources
Originally issued
Revised January 2008

Policy Statement

At the discretion of the President of an institution, personal leave of absence without pay for periods not to exceed one year may be approved.

Reason for Policy

This policy provides flexibility to institution Presidents to approve a personal leave of absence for an employee for a period not to exceed one (1) year and when such leave is deemed in the best interest of the institution..

Entities Affected By This Policy

All units of the University System of Georgia are covered by this policy.

Who Should Read This Policy

All Human Resources personnel and employees within the University System of Georgia should be aware of this policy.

Contacts

Contact Phone Email/URL
Office of Human Resources 404-962-3235 usg-hr@usg.edu
Institution Chief Human Resources Officers See University System HR Officer Listing at http://www.usg.edu/hr/officers/

Website Address for This Policy

Related Documents/Resources

Definitions

These definitions apply to these terms as they are used in this policy:

  • Board of Regents: The governing body of the University System of Georgia

  • Personal Leave: Unpaid leave that allows the employees time off for extended periods beyond normal accrued leave.

Overview

At the discretion of the President of an institution personal leave of absence without pay for periods not to exceed one year may be approved. Such approved personal leave shall allow the employee the right to elect to continue group insurance benefits. The employee must pay the full cost for any coverage continued under this provision.

Process/Procedures

Employee must present appropriate official orders to Human Resources if applicable to the reason for leave.

Responsibilities

The responsibilities each party has in connection with the Policy on Personal Leave are:

During Personal Leave

Party Responsibility
Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, USG Maintain leave policy, provide guidance to institution human resources officers on effective utilization of policy, monitor for compliance, update the system as necessary, and respond to campus requests for updates.
Institution Chief Human Resources Officers Ensure appropriate utilization of the USG personal leave on their respective campuses.
Institution President Categorical Approval off all Personal Leave.

Forms

None

Appendices

None


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