Leave - Leave Without Pay

Leave - Leave Without Pay

SUMMARY

The Leave Without Pay Procedure establishes the steps and responsibilities associated with applying for and taking leave without pay.

PROCEDURE

PurposeTo detail the steps and responsibilities associated with applying for and taking leave without pay.

Procedure

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:
Staff MemberREQUEST
Notify your Executive Dean/Head of Office, in writing, of your request for leave without pay.

Executive Dean/Head of Office

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 monthsWhere 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 REQUESTConsider and approve, as appropriate, a request for leave without pay in excess of twelve months.

Human Resources OfficerPROCESS REQUEST
Process a leave without pay request and maintain records for reporting and compliance purposes.

Procedure Information

Contact OfficerManager, Employee Relations, Human Resources
Date Approved20 December 2011
Approval AuthorityDirector, Human Resources
Date of Commencement20 December 2011
Amendment HistoryDecember 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 ReviewDecember 2014
Related Documents

Personal Leave Policy / Procedure
Special Leave Procedure

Application for Leave (Form 17.01ab)

Macquarie University Enterprise Agreement
KeywordsLeave Without Pay, Personal Leave
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