Approved: November 4, 1992
Nomenclature changes: July 16, 1997
Monitor: Vice President for Business Affairs
Administrative, sabbatical, educational, military, medical, worker's compensation, and disability leaves of absence for all staff are recognized as approved leaves and qualify for continued insurance coverage under the State-paid benefit in the State Group Health and Life Insurance Program.
Leaves without pay taken for research, advanced study, or professional development are categorized as "educational leaves" for purposes of this policy under Central Management Services guidelines and qualify for insurance coverage under the State-paid Group Health and Life Insurance Program.
Insurance coverage cannot be continued as a State-paid benefit if the leave is requested for personal reasons. In this case, employees may elect to continue in the program by paying premiums personally to the extent permitted by Central Management Services guidelines.