The Catholic University of America

Leave of Absence Without Pay


Approved by: The President and his Council
History: Issued --June 1, 1994
  Revised --
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Responsible Official: Associate VP/Chief Human Resources Officer tel. 202-319-5050


A leave of absence without pay may be granted to a regular full-time or part-time employee.

A leave of absence without pay for one month may be authorized by the cognizant dean or director in consultation with the supervisor. A leave for a longer period must be approved by the cognizant vice president and should state an expected return date.

If the employee does not return to work on the agreed upon date, he/she will be considered to have resigned.

When a leave of absence is granted for more than one month, the employee should confer promptly with the Manager of Benefits in the Office of Human Resources to make special arrangements for insurance and retirement payments.

An employee on leave of absence without pay does not accrue sick or annual leave and is not paid for university holidays. Previously accrued sick leave will not be affected.