Department: Human Resources
Subject: Leave Policy for Exempt Staff
Date Issued: June 1, 2009
This policy outlines the guidelines for exempt staff sabbatical or study leaves. Leaves are not guaranteed. The needs of the College, the availability of temporary replacements, the identification of resources to support the leave, and the impact on College operations will be considered in the decision-making process.
The purpose of a leave is to provide an opportunity for study, research, and creative activities that foster professional growth and revitalization, thereby enhancing Luther College. Sabbaticals or study leaves need to be directly related to the staff member’s job responsibilities.
This policy applies to all exempt employees.
Leaves: In order to provide flexibility for the staff members as well as for replacement planning, a leave can be proposed for:
B. Leave Application—see Guidelines for Writing Exempt Sabbatical Leave Proposal
C. Approval Process
D. Assessment of Leave
All applications and documents related to sabbatical leaves will be held in strict confidence in the Office of Human Resources.