Paid time away from work for compelling personal or other reasons including, but not limited to, illness of self or immediate family member, non-elective commitments, funerals and legal obligations.
"Non-elective commitments" excludes vacation.
With respect to the provisions of this procedure, immediate family shall be defined to include:
Biological, adopted and foster children under 18, including:
Anybody under 18 who is treated as the employee's child, which might describe the child of a spouse or domestic partner or a grandchild who lives with the employee
Disabled children of any age
Parents and grandparents, including:
Anybody who treated the employee as a son or daughter when the employee is under 18
Sisters and brothers-in-law
Other dependents living with the employee
Eligibility for Personal Leave
Part-time faculty teaching 16-week courses are eligible to apply for two days of personal leave during the 16-week session.
Part-time faculty teaching eight-week courses are eligible to apply for one day of personal leave during the eight-week session.
Part-time faculty teaching in sessions of five weeks or less are not eligible to apply for personal leave.
Part-time non-teaching faculty are eligible to apply for two days of personal leave during the 16-week session.
Part-time non-teaching faculty are eligible to apply for one day of personal leave during the summer.
Conditions for Use of Personal Leave
For anticipated absence, application must be made in writing to the division dean and/or supervisor no less than one week in advance of the anticipated absence, and is subject to approval. The part-time faculty member is responsible for notifying the department chair of the approved absence.
For unanticipated absence due to accident or illness, notification must be made to the division dean and/or supervisor prior to the scheduled start of the work shift or, in the event this is not possible, immediately thereafter.
Cancellation of class due to accident, illness or other emergency must be approved by the division dean and/or supervisor. After business hours or in the event of an emergency, the part-time faculty member must submit to the Campus Police department (440-525-7241) notification of cancellation and a request to post a cancellation notice on the classroom. The notification must include faculty name, course title, CRN number, room number, and time.
Failure to provide such notification and/or the illegitimate use of personal leave may void the employee's right to paid leave and subject the employee to disciplinary measures consistent with Board policy, administrative procedures and appropriate law.
Additional or unapproved absences will result in a reduction in pay for missed class time.