Administrative Absence with Pay
A Regular Classified Staff employee may be granted an administrative absence with pay under certain conditions.
1. Jury Duty or Material Witness Service
An employee called upon for service on a jury or as a subpoenaed witness, other than as a plaintiff or defendant, in a judicial or administrative proceeding, shall be granted administrative absence with pay to perform such service.
The employee shall notify her or his supervisor immediately upon notice of being scheduled for such service, advising the supervisor periodically during the absence if prolonged service is required, and return to work promptly upon completion of such service. An employee who can reasonably meet some or all of his/her regular work schedule is expected to do so.
An employee who receives a fee for jury duty or as a subpoenaed witness shall either (A) remit the jury/witness fee to the University bursar through the supervisor or department head and record jury duty hours as administrative absence with pay, or (B) accept jury duty fee and record jury duty hours as Excused unpaid absence.
2. University Designated Emergencies
Emergency administrative absence is used to excuse employees from reporting to or remaining at work when circumstances restrict productive work and/or jeopardize employee safety and/or health. The University President or designee may authorize any emergency administrative absence; additionally a dean or vice president may authorize an emergency administrative absence within his/her organization as necessary. Emergency administrative absence typically is with pay.
Employees shall be granted reasonable administrative absence with pay for voting in a general or special election if the polls:
- open less than three (3) hours before the employee's regular work shift, or
- close less than three (3) hours after the end of the employee's regular work shift.
Requests for such absences shall be made prior to election day. The supervisor may specify the time of day the employee may be absent.
4. Annual Military Active Duty
An employee who is a member of the National Guard or a reserve component of the U. S. Armed Forces shall be granted absence with pay for active duty or active duty training for a period not to exceed 30 work days in any two (2) consecutive calendar years.
A copy of active duty orders must accompany an advance request for annual military active duty assignment
An employee is eligible for administrative absence with pay for up to three (3) working days, because of the death of the employee's spouse, parent, parent-in-law, child, brother, sister, grandparent, grandchild, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, or any other person who is a member of the employee's household. A parent is defined as a natural parent, step-parent, adoptive parent or surrogate parent. A child is defined as a natural child, adoptive child, foster child or step-child.
An employee may be granted up to two (2) additional paid working days in order to attend or arrange funeral services out-of-state.An employee on Family and Medical Leave who would otherwise be eligible for bereavement absence with pay should notify the supervisor of the event and be credited with the appropriate pay designation. Paid absence for bereavement shall not be credited toward Family and Medical Leave entitlement.
An eligible employee may use accrued paid sick time upon death of family members who are not covered under this policy. Employees may use up to three (3) days of accrued paid sick time for this purpose and two (2) additional days to attend or arrange funeral services out-of-state.