Leave - Special Leave

Leave - Special Leave

SUMMARY

The Special Leave Procedure establishes the steps and responsibilities associated with applying for and taking special leave.

PROCEDURE

PurposeTo detail the steps and responsibilities associated with applying for and taking special leave.

Procedure

This procedure requires actions by the following: The key activities in this procedure are:
  • request special leave
  • consider requests for special leave
  • approve special leave
  • advise of outcome.
Staff MemberREQUEST
Notify your Executive Dean/Head of Office, in writing, of your request for special leave.
Executive Dean/Head of Office

CONSIDER
Consult with the staff member and their supervisor to determine whether special leave would be appropriate in the circumstances.

Where appropriate, recommend the request for special leave to the Director, Human Resources for consideration.

Director, Human Resources

APPROVE
In determining approval for special leave, consider such matters as the:
  • reason for the request
  • nature and likely duration of the illness, injury or  incapacity
  • prognosis for return to full duties
  • staff member’s employment and leave history
  • staff member’s performance, and
  • other financial options available to the staff member including incapacity benefits, insurance policies etc.
Where appropriate, approve the special leave request.

Human Resources Officer

NOTIFY
Notify the staff member and the Executive Dean/Head of Office, in writing, of the outcome of the request.

Where approved, process the special leave application and maintain records for reporting and compliance purposes.

Procedure Information

Contact OfficerManager, Employee Relations, Human Resources Section
Date Approved25 February 2013
Approval AuthorityDirector, Human Resources
Date of Commencement25 February 2013
Amendment Historyn/a
Date for Next ReviewFebruary 2016
Related Documents

Leave without Pay Procedure
Personal Leave Policy / Procedure

Macquarie University Enterprise Agreement

Application for Leave (Form 17.01ab)
KeywordsSpecial Leave, Personal Leave, Illness, Injury, Incapacity

Asset ID = 423330

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