This directive describes types of special leave for managers and opted out or excluded employees, the maximum number of days allowed for each circumstance, and management flexibility in administering special leave.
Entitlements for bargaining unit employees are contained in the Collective Agreement.
Special leave is leave granted with pay to allow employees to deal with personal situations that arise outside the workplace. The maximum leave available is ten (10) days in a calendar year except with the approval of the deputy head.
An employees manager or supervisor will grant special leave with pay at the employees regular salary as follows:
The total special leave an employee may be granted in any calendar year will not exceed ten (10) work days without the approval of the deputy head.
The maximums identified for each kind of special leave are work days in a calendar year. They will apply for each instance for which an employee requests special leave.
A deputy head may exceed the maximums identified for each instance of special leave for a manager.
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