Faculty Rights Tip: Emergency Leave
The Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) provides for leave for faculty who need to take time off due to emergency situations. With our lives still teetering around possible and actual emergency situations, with an ongoing pandemic persisting, it is important you know that you are entitled to paid leave if you need it.
Article 23.19 states: “An emergency leave with pay may be granted to a faculty unit employee by the President in the event of a natural catastrophe or an emergency situation that places the health or safety of the faculty unit employee in jeopardy. The President may also grant emergency leave to faculty unit employees who require leave due to violent crimes, domestic violence, and/or sexual assault. Such leaves shall normally be of short duration.”
Additionally, CFA has been negotiating with the Chancellor’s Office during the course of contract bargaining on the topic of donated leave so that members can help out their colleagues who are unable to return to work due to natural disasters or state of emergency situations. While we are currently at impasse, we remain committed to making this improvement in the contract happen. (Even though the CBA is now “expired,” its terms remain in effect until we complete the statutory process, which we are currently moving through.)
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