Benefits - Leave Handbook

Information regarding leave from work may be found at Finance and Administration Policy Library, the University's policies and procedures website. Enter the search term, "leave", in the search block, click "search" and then select the appropriate leave topic. Some specific situations may not be addressed and employees should always discuss any leave plans with their supervisor for guidance.

Employees should submit requests for leave to their supervisor by using the UGA Leave Request form. Approved Leave Request forms should be submitted to Betty Mayweather in the Libraries' Human Resources Department.

Employees may check their leave balances online through the University of Georgia's Self-Service website. To access employment information enter your MyID and password at the welcome screen. When the self-service page appears, click "My Leave Balances" on the left navigation bar.

Information regarding attendance at Libraries and University sponsored events follows:

Attendance at Library-Sponsored and University Sponsored Academic Events

Library-Sponsored Events (excluding training):

Employees are encouraged to attend library-sponsored events. Support of these events promotes job satisfaction, increases the sense of community among employees and encourages potential donors and others to look at the libraries in a positive light. 

Employees may attend library-sponsored events during their normal work hours without taking annual leave or making up hours. Attendance must be mutually acceptable to employees and their immediate supervisor. 

If all members of a unit wish to attend the same event, then priority will be at the supervisor's discretion. 

University-Sponsored Academic Events (excluding training): 

Employees may attend up to 5 university-sponsored events per semester (Fall, Spring and Summer), taking place during their normal work hours, without taking annual leave or making up hours. Attendance must be mutually acceptable to employees and their immediate supervisor. 

If all members of a unit wish to attend the same event, then priority will be at the supervisor's discretion. 

Attendance at Professional Conferences 

Attendance at  professional meetings, conferences and workshops (such as ALA, SLA, SAA, AMIA, etc.) during normally scheduled work time is considered work time.  Attendance outside of normally scheduled work time (such as travel time outside  scheduled work hours, evenings or weekends) is considered personal time. 

SOURCE: Endorsed by Management Council 7/26/89, updated April 2002.