38. Absence from Duty
Absence from duty requires authorization by the department head and other appropriate offices. Absences from duty not approved in this manner will be considered unauthorized. Authorized absence from duty may include the following reasons:
- Administrative travel
- Attendance at professional meetings
- Approved University or personal business
- Field trips for University-sponsored functions
In circumstances of personal emergency, such as death or illness in the employee's immediate family, the person's supervisor may grant approval for absence from duty. The department head and dean involved with an individual's absence from duty will assure that the person's teaching responsibilities will be handled in an appropriate manner. Requests for absence from duty should be submitted on the University form "Travel Application.