Section 1. Personal Leave of Absence

  1. An employee may be granted an unpaid leave of absence during the term of the individual's appointment, upon request to and at the sole discretion of the employing unit.
  2. If a graduate assistant meets the eligibility requirements (e.g., worked at the university for at least 12 months and served at least 1250 hours within the 12 months prior to the commencement of the requested leave), the Employer shall authorize leave requests in accordance with the provisions of the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 for qualifying events.

Graduate assistants may initiate a leave request by contacting their collegiate or departmental HR representative.