Employees who have a death in the immediate family may be allowed to use accrued annual and/or sick leave for absences related to the death. Time off for Bereavement in excess of five days requires the employee to contact Human Resources to request a personal leave of absence. Immediate family includes the employee’s spouse, parents, children, siblings, stepchildren, grandparents, grandchildren, foster parents and legal guardian, in-laws, and domestic partners.
Employees of the University called for jury duty or witness duty will be paid by the University at the normal rate of pay for any regularly scheduled time lost from the job. This leave will be granted upon presentation of official orders from the appropriate court. A court seldom requires full-time attendance; an employee is expected to return to work whenever he or she is not required to be present in court.
Clayton State may grant educational leave without pay to full-time employees for periods not to exceed one year at a time for the purpose of encouraging professional development. Such approved leave shall allow the employee the right to elect to continue group insurance benefits with institutional participation.
Disability due to pregnancy shall be considered as any other disability and sick leave provisions will apply.
The President of Clayton State may approve personal leaves of absence without pay for periods not to exceed one year. Requests will be considered on an individual basis upon the recommendation of the supervisor, the Provost and the Vice President of Operations, Planning & Budgets. Personal leave may be granted only when conditions permit. In the event of inclement weather or emergency, the President may declare leave with or without pay.
Employees, upon written request, may be granted up to two hours time off to vote if their workday begins at least two hours before polls open or ends at least two hours after polls close.