General Information About Leave
Leaves With Pay (Sabbaticals)
Full-time faculty unit employees are eligible to apply for a leave with pay (sabbatical) after completing six (6) consecutive years of full-time service or following any previous sabbatical or difference-in-pay leave. Credit granted towards the completion of the probationary period for service elsewhere shall also apply towards fulfilling the eligibility requirements for a sabbatical. Primary responsibility for recommending such leaves rests with the Department/Library followed by final approval by the college dean/University Librarian. Compensation for sabbatical leaves is a as follows: one ( 1 ) semester at full salary; two ( 2 ) semesters at one-half ( 1/2 ) of full salary.
Procedures and criteria for applying for sabbatical leaves are available to all those eligible. For further information, see your department chair or college dean or refer to FAM 600 and Article 27 of the Faculty Unit CBA.
Full-time faculty unit employee are eligible to apply for a difference-in-pay leave after completing six (6) consecutive years of full-time service or after three (3) consecutive years following any previous sabbatical or difference-in-pay leave. Compensation for a difference-in-pay leave is the difference between the faculty unit employee's salary and the lowest salary step of the Instructor rank.
Procedures and criteria for applying for difference-in-pay leaves are available to all those eligible. For further information, see your department chair, college dean, immediate supervisor, or refer to FAM 605 and Article 28 of the CBA.
Leaves Without Pay
Faculty unit employees may be granted a leave without pay for a specific purpose and length of time (one quarter, two quarters, or one year). Leaves without pay may be granted for up to two (2) years with the possibility of an extension for an additional year.
Leaves without pay may be for personal or professional reasons. Personal leaves may be for purposes of unpaid sick leave, outside employment, maternity/paternity, or parental leave. Professional leaves may be for purposes of research, advanced study, professional development, or other purposes of benefit to the University.
To apply for a leave without pay, contact the department office or appropriate Library, Athletics, or Student Affairs office for the application form and instruction. For further detail see FAM 610 and Article 22 of the Faculty Unit CBA.
Jury Duty Leave
Faculty unit employees are not exempt from jury duty during the academic year. However, you are urged to request a delay until a non-instructional time by contacting the Office of the Superior Court in San Bernardino or the Jury Commissioner in Riverside County. The absence to perform jury duty during the academic year is with pay when jury duty pay is returned to the State.
Faculty unit employees can obtain a two (2) day leave with pay for each death in the immediate family. Upon request three (3) consecutive days leave with pay can be granted if the death of an immediate family member requires travel over 500 miles. The term "immediate family " means a spouse, mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, grandchild, son, son-in-law, daughter, daughter-in-law, brother, sister, or stepchild/parent of the faculty unit employee.
Leave to Vote
Faculty unit employees may be granted up to two (2) hours of work time without loss of pay to vote at a general, direct primary, or presidential primary election. To obtain such a leave you should contact the college dean, university librarian, or immediate supervisor at least two days prior to the election.
Absence as a Witness
A faculty unit employee who is absent as a court-subpoenaed witness or as an expert witness in the interest of CSU is excused from work during such appearances.
Absence Without Leaves
When a faculty unit employee finds it necessary to be absent or unavailable during normal workload periods for reasons other than illness, he or she must obtain approval of the college dean, the university librarian, the Athletics Director, or the Vice President for Student Affairs.
Absence without leave, whether voluntary or involuntary, for five consecutive working days is an automatic resignation from state service as of the last date on which the employee worked.
A faculty unit employee may, within 90 days of the effective resignation date, file with the State Personnel Board a written request for reinstatement. If a faculty unit employee is reinstated, he or she will not be paid salary for the period of absence.