Convenience Leave

Title: Convenience Leave
Approved by
Date Approved:
Effective Date: 07/29/2019
Responsible Official: Vice President of Human Resources
Responsible University Office: HR Employee Relations
Revision History: 01/01/1995; 01/01/2002; 01/01/2008; 06/03/2019
Related Legislation and University policies
Review Period: 5 years
Date of Last Review
Relates to: executive staff, senior staff, and staff
Exclusions: none

Policy Statement

Employees may go on an unpaid convenience leave when it is beneficial to the university and mutually agreed upon by the employee. A convenience leave is initiated by the department and accepted by the employee. Convenience leave provides an opportunity for the department to decrease employment levels due to a slack period of work or other reasons approved by the university, without incurring a layoff and without affecting the employee's ability to accrue time toward benefit calculations.

The maximum convenience leave time is twelve (12) weeks. 

During convenience leave, employees are responsible for their contribution to the Benelect plan. The university will continue its portion of the Benelect contribution during the leave period for a maximum of twelve (12) weeks.

Employees are eligible for tuition benefits during a convenience leave.