Departments must allow staff employees to participate in officially sanctioned university service activities during regular paid work hours. Such activities include, but are not limited to, elected service on the Staff Assembly; appointments made by senior leaders to university commissions, committees, task forces, or advisory councils; participation in university-authorized surveys or focus groups.
Managers may not require employees to use vacation time for university service, nor may they require employees to work beyond standard hours due to serving in such capacity. Concerns regarding the business impact of absences should be discussed with the group or individual organizing the activity, or with the Associate Senior Vice President, Human Resources for adjudication.
Todd R. Dickey, Senior Vice President, Administration