University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources

640.000 Uncompensated Leaves

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640.100 Eligibility.

At the request of a Member, the Employer may provide h/her with an uncompensated leave.

640.200 Length.

An uncompensated leave shall be for a period of two years or less and may be either full-time or part-time. The Employer may grant successive uncompensated leaves to a Member; however, successive uncompensated leaves shall be granted only in exceptional circumstances.

640.300 Procedure.

If a Member wishes to take an uncompensated leave, s/he shall submit a written application for uncompensated leave to the Principal Administrator of the academic unit in which s/he is employed. The Member shall submit the request for uncompensated leave a reasonable time in advance of the date on which the uncompensated leave is to commence. If the Principal Administrator determines that the Employer will be able to make satisfactory arrangements, the Principal Administrator shall recommend that the Employer grant the request. If the Principal Administrator recommends that the request be granted, s/he shall forward the request and h/her recommendation through the appropriate channels to the Regents. Approval of such a request shall be within the sole discretion of the Regents. Requests for successive uncompensated leaves shall be handled in a similar fashion.

640.400 Effect of Leave.

The taking of uncompensated leave shall affect the rights of a Member according to the provisions of this Agreement.