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 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 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|
|Approval Authority||Director, Human Resources|
|Date of Commencement||20 December 2011|
|Amendment History||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|