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GA Leaves of Absence

A GA may request in writing a personal leave of absence from his or her GA appointment for reasons including, but not limited to, illness or injury, immigration hearings, pregnancy, to care for a newborn or adopted child, or to care for an immediate family member (spouse/registered domestic partner, son, daughter, or parent of the GA or parent of the GA’s spouse/registered domestic partner) with a serious health condition. Each GA shall be entitled to up to 3 days of such leave or leaves paid per semester (no carry-over). A GA is entitled to up to 5 days of leave due to the death of an immediate family member (as defined above).

It is the responsibility of the GA to contact the appropriate faculty member(s) or other supervisor(s) in advance of the leave unless circumstances make this impossible. In addition to speaking with the supervisor, GAs must request approval for part or all of the 3 days of leave by completing the COMM GA Time Off Request/Report Form. If it is not possible for the GA to request a shoart-term leave in advance, the GA must still report any leaves taken as soon as possible.

For more details about short-term leaves of absence, and for information about longer-term leaves of absence such as military leave, jury duty leave, or maternity/parental leave, please see Article 15 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the University and the GEU-UAW, at https://web2.uconn.edu/hrnew/docs/2018-GEU-UAW-CBA.pdf and speak with the department administrative staff.

GA Time Off

GAs with academic year appointments can have up to 20 business days of time off from expected duties. Time off is normally taken during academic break periods when classes are not in session, but may be requested at other times, with as much advance notice as possible. Unused time off days will not be rolled over to future appointments. There is no payout of unused time off days.

It is the responsibility of the GA to contact the appropriate faculty member(s) or supervisor(s) in advance to request time off. In addition to speaking with the supervisor, GAs must request approval by completing the COMM GA Time Off Request/Report Form.

For more information about time off, see Article 33 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the University and the GEU-UAW, at https://web2.uconn.edu/hrnew/docs/2018-GEU-UAW-CBA.pdf