Elected Official Leave

Employees who accept a full-time elective municipal or state office position will be granted an unpaid personal leave of absence for not more than two consecutive terms of office. Employees who accept part-time elective positions are not entitled to leave under this policy.

Employees seeking leave under this policy must give the University written notice of their candidacy for a full-time municipal or state office within 30 days after nomination for that office.

Upon application for reinstatement following the term of office, the employee will be reinstated to his or her original position or to a similar position with equivalent pay and accumulated seniority, retirement, fringe benefits, and any other service credits. The University reserves the right to deny reinstatement if its circumstances have changed such that it is impossible or unreasonable to provide reinstatement.