CWUP 6-70 Absences From Work

CWUP 6-70-010 Professional Absence

Purpose: A professional leave may be granted to provide opportunities for exempt employees to study, research, or conduct creative activities for the enhancement of the university’s instructional and research programs as provided under RCW 28B.10.650.

Eligibility: Only employees covered under this code who have been in exempt service at the university for at least four years are eligible for a professional leave. Exempt employees with part-time appointments may qualify for professional leave on a prorated basis. A professional leave shall not be awarded automatically nor solely upon these factors.

[EEAGB: 4/7/08; BOT: 6/6/08; BOT: 2/09; BOT: 6/09:Responsibility: CFO/BFA; Authority: President’s Office; Reviewed/Endorsed Cabinet/PAC; Review/Effective Date: 09/05/2012; 01/16/2019; Approved by: James L. Gaudino, President]

CWUP 6-70-020 Release Time for CWU Class, Training Program, Workshop, Conference or Meeting

Release time (i.e., release from normal work duties without loss of pay) may be granted an employee who requests time away from work to attend a job-related CWU class in accordance with the university's education benefits policy (CWUP 2-30-050 (Education Benefits for CWU Staff)), or a short-term job-related training program, workshop, conference or meeting. Other associated costs (e.g., travel, per diem, registration fees) shall be the responsibility of the employee unless otherwise negotiated with the supervisor.

[EEAGB: 4/708; BOT: 6/6/08; BOT: 2/09; BOT:6/09: Responsibility: CFO/BFA; Authority: President's Office; Reviewed/Endorsed Cabinet/PAC; Review/Effective Date: 09/05/2012; 1/22/2019; Approved by: James L. Gaudino, President]

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