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University-Designated Emergency Leave

Policy Information

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Effective Date: 
September 1, 1988
Last Revised Date: 
January, 2020
Classified Staff Human Resources Policy Manual 208.3
University Handbook for Appointed Personnel 8.04.09
University Staff Manual 3-112
Responsible Unit: 
Human Resources


University-Designated Emergency leave is available to all employees whose position is designated as full benefits eligible.


Emergency leave is used to excuse employees from reporting to or remaining at work when circumstances restrict productive work or jeopardize employee safety or health. The University president or designee may authorize an emergency leave; additionally a dean or vice president may authorize an emergency administrative absence within their organization as necessary. Emergency leave may be with pay.

Revision History*

12/01/2023: Updated responsible unit email address.

03/01/2023: Replaced Division of Human Resources with Human Resources.

01/23/2020: Separated from Administrative Leaves.

* Please note that sections titled Frequently Asked Questions, Sources, Related Information, and Revision History are provided solely for the convenience of users and are not part of the official University policy.

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