Leave without pay may be granted at the department's discretion for extended leaves of absence. There are two types of leave without pay that may be applied: unconditional and conditional. Employees placed on unconditional leave are guaranteed the right to return to their former positions at the conclusion of the absence. Under conditional leave without pay, employees are not guaranteed the right to return to their former positions, and departments may fill the positions as they determine the need.
Any leave of absence without pay for less than fourteen calendar days should be recorded on the Leave Activity Reporting Form. Leaves without pay in excess of fourteen calendar days require a written request from the employee to their supervisor explaining the reasons for the leave, and the period of leave requested. The leaves without pay due to health reasons must be accompanied by a statement from the employee's physician confirming the period of absence, and an expected return to work date.