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CWUP 2-30-060 Civil Service, Nonpermanent Civil Service, and Tempoary (including Student) Employee Leave

(1) Introduction. Central Washington University is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy work environment.

Employees are advised to stay at home if they are feeling ill, to avoid placing other members of the university community at risk. Employees who feel ill while at work should disclose it to their supervisor and go home immediately.

This policy:

(A) Applies to all:

1. Non-represented classified employees,

2. Nonpermanent civil service employees,

3. Temporary, hourly employees,

4. Student employees, and

5. Graduate Assistants (staff).

(B) Will prevail for terms not covered under collective bargaining agreements for represented employees.

(C) Provides guidance to staff and supervisors in addressing employees’ time away from work.

(D) Is to be used in conjunction with Chapters 357-31 and 296-128 of the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) and university procedures.

(2) Employee Leave

Central Washington University recognizes that employees have occasions to be absent from work and, therefore, provides a variety of leave intended to enable employees to balance their personal life and work responsibilities.

(A) President, vice presidents, appointing authorities, and division and department heads will:

1. Ensure that leave use by personnel under their supervision is in accordance with applicable laws, WACs and university leave policies and procedures.

(B) Managers and supervisors will:

1. Communicate expectations concerning leave requests and appropriate use of leave to employees.

2. Ensure employees understand they should stay home when ill or go home when they become ill while at work.

3. Ensure approval or denial of leave is in accordance with applicable laws, WACs, and university policies and procedures.

4. Identify, by delegation, who will review and approve employee leave requests in their absence.

(C) Human Resources will:

1. Administer this policy in accordance with applicable laws, WACs and university policies and procedures.

2. Develop and administer procedures for the implementation of leave practices.

3. Provide consultation and interpretation regarding this policy, procedure and best practice.

[Responsibility: Finance and Administration; Authority: Cabinet/UPAC; Reviewed/Endorsed by: Cabinet/UPAC; Review/Effective Date: 04/01/2015; 06/13/2018; 08/05/2020; 12/27/22; Approved by: A. James Wohlpart, President]

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