University Policy Office
Board of Governors Policy 2.1.090
Agreed to by the Board of Governors on July 17, 2008; Effective August 1, 2008; Ratified by the Board of Governors on September 17, 2008
The purpose of the “Personal-Leave Policy” is to provide University of Central Missouri employees with a means other than vacation and sick leave to take leave for personal reasons. This policy is not intended to supplement employees’ vacation leave and therefore personal leave should not be taken immediately prior to vacation leave or immediately following vacation leave unless it is being used for approved short-term, long-term or FMLA leave.
A. All regular, full-time employees of the University of Central Missouri (faculty, professional staff, support staff and bargaining unit) will be awarded one day (8 hours) per fiscal year of personal leave.
B. One day may be used per fiscal year for personal reasons. Personal days cannot be accumulated from year to year. Personal leave is subject to advance supervisory approval, when possible, based solely upon work needs (as opposed to the validity of the reason for absence).
C. Approved leave as set out in Human Resources“410 Bereavement Leave” and “409 Legal Proceedings and Voting” is not included in this policy and does not affect personal leave.
D. Faculty members may qualify for various academic leaves based on their particular circumstances. Policies and procedures regarding academic leaves can be found in the Faculty Guide.
E. There is no remuneration of unused personal leave when an employee resigns, retires or is terminated. Unused personal leave will not be converted into vacation or sick leave and may not be donated to the crisis leave pool.
Link to procedures: "Personal-Leave Procedures" and Section 400 – Leaves, Human Resource Procedure Manual
Agreed to by the Board of Governors on July 17, 2008
Effective August 1, 2008
Ratified by the Board of Governors on September 17, 2008