Leave - Leave Without Pay
The Leave Without Pay Procedure establishes the steps and responsibilities associated with applying for and taking leave without pay.
|Purpose||To detail the steps and responsibilities associated with applying for and taking leave without pay.|
Leave without pay is not an entitlement and will be subject to the convenience of the University.
It is expected that a staff member will have exhausted all available paid leave entitlements before applying for leave without pay.This procedure requires actions by the following:
Notify your Executive Dean/Head of Office, in writing, of your request for leave without pay.
Consult with the staff member and their supervisor to determine whether leave without pay would be appropriate in the circumstances.
Where appropriate, recommend and submit Application for Leave (Form 17.01ab) to Human Resources (HR).Requests in excess of twelve months Where there is support for leave without pay which exceeds twelve months, submit the request to the Director, Human Resources for consideration and approval.
|Director, Human Resources|
PROCESS REQUEST Consider and approve, as appropriate, a request for leave without pay in excess of twelve months.
|Human Resources Officer||PROCESS REQUEST|
Process a leave without pay request and maintain records for reporting and compliance purposes.
|Contact Officer||Manager, Employee Relations, Human Resources|
|Date Approved||20 December 2011|
Vice-President People and Services
|Date of Commencement||20 December 2011|
26 March 2020 - Amendment to position title: ‘Vice-President, Human Resources’ updated to ‘Director, Human Resources’.
17 March 2020 – Approval Authority updated to Vice-President People and Services in accordance with University Delegations of Authority.
13 June 2019 - Amendment to position title: ‘Director, Human Resources’ updated to ‘Vice-President, Human Resources’ with effect from 6 June 2019.
December 2011 – 3 year review completed. Increased from 6 to 12 months the requests which require approval by the Director, HR
September 2009 – alignment with University Policy Framework
|Date for Next Review||December 2014|
|Related Documents||Macquarie University Enterprise Agreement|
|Keywords||Leave Without Pay, Personal Leave|