GCBEA - Leave Without Pay





Employee’s Debilitating or Life-Threatening Illness or Injury


            A leave of absence, without pay, may be granted to employees of the school division who have a debilitating or life-threatening illness or injury and who are not eligible for Family Medical Leave as described in Policy GCBE because they have not worked for the division for 12 months or have not worked at least 1250 hours according to the Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. § 201 et seq.


            Employees with a debilitating or life-threatening illness who are entitled to leave under this policy may take up to thirty (30)[1] days unpaid leave during their first year of employment with the school division.  Leave may be taken only in full-day increments. Leave may be taken only when the employee has no other leave (such as sick leave) available.


Employees must submit medical documentation of their need for leave.  Whenever possible, documentation must be provided prior to leave being taken. 


Prior approval must be obtained prior to leave being taken.


            All rights under this policy expire at the end of the employee’s first year of service. 


Other Work During Leave


            Employees who are on unpaid leave pursuant to this policy or any other policy, except those on leave pursuant to the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) (see Policy GCBEB), may not engage in work for which they receive pay or any other type of remuneration without the prior written approval of the Superintendent.



Adopted: 06/27/05; 08/24/06



Legal Ref.:            Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, § 22.1-296.


Cross Refs:           GCBD                     Professional Staff Leaves and Absences

                                GCBE                     Family and Medical Leave

                                GCBEB  Military Leave and Benefits

                                GDBD                    Support Staff Leaves and Absences



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