Special leave

The University wants to support staff in maintaining a good work-life balance. There may be times when employees need time off from work for reasons that do not fall under the normal leave provisions.

The Special Leave Policy (.pdf) sets out how to respond in such situations.

Types of leave covered:

  • compassionate leave
  • care leave
  • medical appointments
  • adverse weather
  • public duties
  • volunteer reserve forces
  • jury service

What you need to do

Managers will need to balance the needs of the individual with the requirement to maintain the work of the University.  Our guide Leave from work: why, what, when (.pdf) sets out some common scenarios and what leave is available.

All special leave must be recorded through HR Organiser and People Manager.

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