All employees who earn sick leave are entitled to leave with pay when summoned for grand or petit jury duty. While on jury duty you will receive your regular salary in addition to juror pay. When not impaneled for actual service and only on call, report back to work unless authorized by the institution to be absent.
Time Off to Vote
All employees who earn sick leave are entitled to up to 3 hours of leave with pay to vote during the employee’s regular working hours if the employee is unable to vote during non-working hours.
All Universities of Wisconsin employees are entitled to leave to vote during the employee’s regular working hours, but only those who earn sick leave are eligible for a leave with pay to vote.
Election Official Time Off on Election Day
Employees who serve as an election official for public elections under the authority of the municipal clerk may serve without loss of pay for scheduled work hours on election day, provided they request leave at least 7 days prior to the election.
The employee may elect to receive his/her UW System pay or the pay received as an election official. If state pay is elected, the pay earned as an election official will be deducted from the Universities of Wisconsin pay. If an employee uses paid leave (for example, vacation or personal holiday) on election day, pay earned as an election official will not be deducted from the Universities of Wisconsin pay.
If an employee suffers an injury (for example, physical or psychological) as a result of being taken hostage, the employee may be eligible for a leave with pay for up to 45 calendar days from the date of the conclusion of the hostage event.
Leave Usage upon the Death of a Family Member
Employees may use up to three days of sick leave after the death of an immediate family member. An additional four days of sick leave may be used for travel time related to a funeral or other circumstances. Institutions can approve reasonable requests for additional time off or use of additional sick leave on a case-by-case basis.
Employees may also choose to use other paid leave (for example, vacation or personal holiday) instead of sick leave.
If offered at your institution, instructional faculty may request sabbatical leave to engage in intensive study so you may become a more effective teacher/scholar and enhance your service to the Universities of Wisconsin. You may qualify for sabbatical after you have completed 6 full years of Universities of Wisconsin service. You will receive 100% pay for one semester or up to 65% pay for a full academic year.
For more information see UW System Administrative Policy 1216 (formerly BN 7) Miscellaneous Leave Provisions.
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