Personal Leave

Scope: Who is Covered by this Policy?

 Classified Staff


Personal leave may be granted to  a full-time classified staff member to make a public service contribution; to pursue a program of formal study; or for personal or health reasons. Personal leave may only be taken on a fulltime basis.

  1. The duration of such a leave may be for any period up to a year, with renewal possible for a second year. Application should be made as far in advance as possible.
  2. Personal leave is leave without salary.  Except under special circumstances, it is leave without any University-provided benefits except any applicable fee waiver benefit, which continues during the leave.
  3. Contributions to the state retirement systems (STRS, PERS, PERS-LE) are made only as allowed by law.  The University will not make contributions to the Alternative Retirement Plan during a personal leave.
  4. Individuals granted personal leave may continue uninterrupted health care insurance by arranging to make full premium payments through the University’s Department of Human Resources.  Only the President or President’s designee may authorize the continuance of health care insurance at University expense.

Related Form(s)

Not Applicable.

Additional Resources and Procedures

Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.

Policy Administration

Next Review Date


Responsible Officer

Associate Vice President of Human Resources

Legal Reference


Compliance Policy


Revision History

 New July 2022

Reference ID(s)



  • Associate Vice President for Human Resources
  • Sr. Vice President for Finance and Business Services