ARTICLE 23

LEAVES OF ABSENCE WITHOUT PAY

23.1

The CSU may provide leave(s) without pay for an employee who has exhausted his/her accumulated sick leave. The President may authorize the use of vacation leave when the employee has exhausted his/her accumulated sick leave.

23.2

Other leaves of absence without pay shall be granted to a requesting employee at the sole discretion of the President for purposes and lengths of time that the President deems appropriate. The employee may be required to provide acceptable written verification that the conditions of the leave were met.

Family Care or Medical Leave

23.3

The leave of absence of a temporary employee eligible for such leave pursuant to this Article shall terminate upon the expiration of that employee’s temporary appointment.

23.4

"Upon the expiration of an authorized leave of absence without pay, an employee has the right to return to his/her former position or an equivalent position within his/her classification and the time lost shall not constitute a break in service.

23.5

An employee who is on a leave of absence without pay shall not return to active pay status prior to the expiration of such a leave without written approval of the President.

23.6

CalPERS service credit shall not be granted to an employee on a leave of absence without pay, except under limited circumstances where required under law.

23.7

When requested by the President, an employee that has been granted a leave of absence without pay shall provide acceptable written verification that the conditions of the leave were met.

23.8

An employee on a leave of absence without pay for more than fifteen (15) working days may opt to continue his/her benefits at his/her own expense. An employee on a leave of absence without pay for fifteen (15) working days or less shall receive benefits only if the employee earns a sufficient amount to cover his/her share of any benefit costs.


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