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Faculty, academic professional and administrative (P&A), civil service, graduate assistant, and student employees are permitted excused absences for observance of religious holidays. Employees must submit requests to be away from work to participate in such observances within a reasonable time prior to the proposed absence. Responsible administrators/supervisors will make reasonable accommodations for an employee’s time away from work for this purpose to the extent practical in the consideration of business needs. Employees must take planned absences as either paid vacation leave, if applicable; as time off without pay; or with equivalent time worked at a time and manner agreed upon by the employee and the responsible administrator/supervisor.
Faculty and staff employees whose rights are governed by collective bargaining agreements are excluded from coverage under this policy.
Reason for Policy
The University provides excused absence from work to participate in religious observances in support of employee well-being.