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Leave permits staff to take approved time off from their positions. It includes annual leave, sick leave, holidays, parental leave, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), DC Paid Family Leave, and leave without pay (LWOP) as well as benefits on leave.

Please refer any questions regarding leave to HR.

Annual Leave

Paid annual leave provides eligible employees with time off for rest and relaxation and to conduct personal business. Eligible employees earn annual leave, beginning from the first day of employment, according to the following schedule: AMOUNT OF ANNUAL LEAVE EARNED PER 2-WEEK PAY PERIOD NUMBER...

Human Resources

Guideline Type: Benefits

Benefits on Leave

The health insurance in which an employee is enrolled will remain in effect while on leave. If the leave is unpaid, the employee is responsible for the employee share of all payroll deducted insurance premiums unless the insurance is canceled. The Federal Employees Dental and...

Human Resources

Guideline Type: Benefits

DC Paid Family Leave

Effective, July 1, 2020, your employer is subject to the District of Columbia's Paid Family Leave law, which allows covered employees to receive paid time off for qualifying parental, family, and medical events. For more information about Paid Family Leave, please visit the Office of...

Human Resources

Guideline Type: Benefits

Family and Medical Leave Act

INTRODUCTION There are two Family and Medical Leave Acts that apply to employment at Gallaudet University: the D.C. Family and Medical Leave Act and the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act. The Acts are essentially the same (exceptions are noted below) and assure employees job-protected,...

Human Resources

Guideline Type: Benefits

Holidays/Floating Day

Eligible staff employees receive their regular pay for the number of hours normally scheduled to be worked on official, University-observed holidays. The 13 University-observed holidays and the dates they are normally observed are: Winter Break - December 25 through December 31 excluding regular days off....

Human Resources

Guideline Type: Benefits

Leave Without Pay (LWOP)

Leave without pay normally falls into one of the following categories: Voluntary: An employee requests time off without pay. Initial requests for leave without pay (non-FMLA) may be made for a maximum of six calendar months (staff) or one semester (Clerc Center teachers). Extensions may...

Human Resources

Guideline Type: Benefits

Parental Leave

Gallaudet University recognizes the importance of allowing employees time off to care for and bond with a new child. Accordingly, this Policy provides employees with up to a total of eight (8) weeks paid parental leave following the birth of the employee’s child or the...

Human Resources

Guideline Type: Benefits

Sick Leave

Paid sick leave provides eligible employees with a means of financial security during periods when medical conditions of an employee or his or her family member, or other reasons as described below make it impossible for the employee to work. Regular and extended temporary staff...

Human Resources

Guideline Type: Benefits

How to Apply for Paid Family Leave Benefits

Before you apply for Paid Family Leave benefits online, use our application checklist below to make sure you have all the items you need. Checklist for Benefits Application: Tell your employer Provide basic information Gather necessary documents, including a driver's license or social security number,...

Human Resources

Guideline Type: Instructions

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