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26.1 In cases when an employee is injured on duty through no fault of his/her own and while diligently carrying out his/her prescribed duties, a leave of absence of up to twelve (12) months with pay may be granted.
26.2 The written request (when physically capable) for the leave will be heard by a three (3) member Board consisting of the Steward of the Union, a Representative of the Human Resources Office's choice and the Chief of Police or designee.
26.3 The board will establish responsibility in instances of duty-connected injuries and if the injury is ruled non-preventable on the part of the employee, he/she shall receive supplementary payments from the University (not charged to sick leave) to make up the difference between Workers Compensation and his/her normal rate of pay.
26.4 The Board's decision shall be by majority vote and shall be final and binding on both the University and the Union. Awards specified in this Section shall be made, based on salary at the time of the injury and for a period not to exceed twelve (12) months.
26.5 The injury-on-duty board shall not be convened in cases concerning the loss of three work days or less from injuries suffered by an employee on duty through no fault of his/her own and while diligently carrying out his/her prescribed duties. Where the total work time missed does not exceed three work days, the Chief shall have the authority to review the employee's claim and either grant or deny injury-on-duty pay based on his/her findings.
26.6 The UNION may appeal the Chief's decision to the full board as constituted in 26.5 by notifying the Chief in writing within ten (10) work days of receipt of the Chief's answer. A request for review of the decision shall state the specific issue upon which the appeal is based.