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Leave Policies that Apply to Specific Staff Groups

Sabbatical

Executive Memorandum B-11, dated Nov. 16, 1984, provides detailed provisions for sabbatical leaves of absence. See www.purdue.edu/policies/pages/human_resources/b_11.html.

Any tenured member of the University faculty of professorial rank is eligible for consideration for sabbatical leave. Normally, only full-time service at professorial rank (excluding summer sessions for academic-year faculty members) is counted for eligibility for sabbatical leave. Exceptions may be granted by the president of the University or the president’s designee when it is in the best interest of Purdue University.

Sabbatical leave for academic-year faculty members may be granted as follows:
• After a minimum of six semesters of service, one semester of sabbatical leave at half pay.
• After a minimum of 12 semesters of service, one-semester at full pay to two semesters at half pay, with pay rate adjusted proportionally for intermediate periods.

Sabbatical leave for fiscal-year faculty members may be granted:
• After a minimum of three years of service, six months at half pay.
• After a minimum of six years of service, six months at full pay to one year at half pay, with pay rate adjusted proportionally for intermediate periods of time.

When it is in the best interest of the University as determined by the president or the president’s designee, the sabbatical may be split. However, the sabbatical from beginning to end must be completed within 18 months and cannot exceed in total the time limits explained above.

Any member of the University faculty taking sabbatical leave of absence thereby obligates himself or herself (1) to return to the University for at least one complete year of service and (2) to submit to the dean of his or her college or school a special report covering his or her professional activities.

Paid Personal Business Days

Members of the faculty, continuing lecturers, and management/administrative/professional staff are eligible for up to three paid personal business days in a fiscal year. The purpose of the paid personal business days is to permit employees to conduct personal business that cannot be taken care of outside regular business hours (e.g., financial matters, legal matters or critical family responsibilities).

Employees will be paid their regular salary for each personal business day. Personal business days may not be used to supplement vacation. They may, however, be used to supplement any other leave of absence if the employee has exhausted his or her accrued, unused leave under that policy. The guidelines for paid personal business days may be found at www.purdue.edu/b@p.

Paid Personal Holiday

Members of the clerical and service staff are eligible for one paid personal holiday each fiscal year. The holiday doesn’t carry forward to the new year; the employee forfeits the holiday if he or she does not use it before the pay period that includes July 1.