Employee Leave Usage, FMLA and Worker's Compensation
It is the policy of Tennessee State University to provide all regular full-time and part-time employees with regular periods of leave or time away from work for various reasons.
Holidays and Administrative Closing Days - The institutions and Tennessee technology centers under the governance of the Tennessee Board of Regents will observe a maximum of eight holidays per year and five additional administrative closing days as specified in Policy 6.22.6.
Annual Leave - provides all regular full-time and part-time employees with regular periods of rest and relaxation away from the work environment and recognizes length of service for non-exempt employees. Annual Leave must be earned before it is taken and must be pre-approved by your Department. Please note 9-month Faculty do not earn Annual Leave. Policy 6.22.2
Sick Leave - protects all regular full-time and part-time employees against loss of earnings due to illness, injury or incapacity to work, including illness or incapacity to work due to pregnancy, and to provide time off to employees in the event of serious illness or death of certain family members. Sick Leave may also be used for an employee to attend medical examinations and dental appointments. Policy 6.22.10
Bereavement Leave - provides all regular, full-time and part-time employees time-off without loss of pay due to the death of an immediate family member. Bereavement Leave is limited to three days and applies only to certain family members as defined in the Policy 6.22.3.
Other types of Leave include but are not limited to:
Family, Medical, and Servicemember Leave (FMLA) - In compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, as amended, (“FMLA” or “the Act”) it is the policy of the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) to provide eligible employees up to 12 workweeks of leave during a 12-month period for family or medical leave, or for a qualifying exigency; or, up to 26 workweeks of leave for military caregiver leave during a 12-month period for reasons specified in this Policy, to provide continued health insurance coverage during the leave period and to insure employee reinstatement to the same or an equivalent position following the leave period. TBR Policy 5:01:01:14
Please alert HR if an employee has been on Sick Leave for more than three (3) consecutive days or if he/she has reoccurring use of Sick Leave due to an illness or injury. Employees cannot waive their prospective rights under the FMLA or elect not to use FMLA.
For questions regarding FMLA, please contact The Office of Human Resources at 615-963-5281.
It shall be the policy of Tennessee State University to provide benefits to employees who are injured as the result of an accident which occurs in the course of employment. Policy 6.41
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