(Approved: Trustees 1/20/73)
In case of illness of any full-time academic appointee he or she shall be paid six weeks' full salary during the illness and fifty (50) percent for the balance of the semester in case the illness continues for that long. Where prognosis for early recovery is favorable, the university may, upon recommendation of the chairperson or immediate supervisor followed by concurrence of the appropriate dean, provost, or chancellor extend the period of sick leave beyond the limits of a semester to a total maximum of six weeks at full pay and nine additional weeks at one- half pay. Beyond such periods or upon recognition that the illness will be more prolonged, the individual shall be placed on leave without pay.
Pregnancy and Childrearing Leaves
(Approved: Trustees 6/29/74)
Medical disabilities of any employee resulting from pregnancy (including pre- delivery, delivery, and post-partum medical needs, and complications of pregnancy and/or childbirth and termination of pregnancy whether by miscarriage or by abortion) are to be treated as are any other temporary medical disabilities for purposes of granting sick leave, regardless of marital status.
A pregnant academic appointee may take, but is not required to take, a leave, to be known as a pregnancy leave, extending from up to two weeks prior to the expected delivery date through up to four weeks following delivery and such additional time as is medically required. Such pregnancy leave shall be considered to be necessitated by disabilities resulting from pregnancy.
Appointees on pregnancy leave shall be paid up to six weeks' full salary during the leave and 50% for the balance of the semester when medically required. Upon recommendation of the chairperson or immediate supervisor followed by concurrence of the appropriate dean or Provost or Chancellor, the period of pregnancy leave can be extended beyond the limits of a semester to a total maximum of six weeks at full pay and nine additional weeks at one-half pay when medically required. Beyond such periods or upon recognition that the disability will be more prolonged, the individual shall be placed on leave without pay.
A reasonable number of childrearing leaves shall be available under rules normally governing leaves without pay to both mothers and fathers, under conditions mutually agreed upon between an individual and his or her department head.
Pregnancy and childrearing shall be considered a permissible purpose for applying for a leave without pay and shall be available as prescribed by the policy on leave without pay, to all academic appointees.