Proposed Revision to 801.2 - Leaves; Administrative Personnel

 

Board policy:

 

            1.         Presidents, and Chancellors of the Montana University System units, Vice Presidents and Vice Chancellors, Deans, Directors of Schools, and other administrative personnel as well as the Commissioner of Higher Education and members of his staff are eligible for Administrative Personnel Leave.  Supervisory personnel in positions not directly related to academic administration are eligible for Administrative Personnel Leave also. Such leaves shall be granted according to the following procedures.

 

 

Procedures:

 

            1.         Administrative personnel leaves shall be subject to budget limitations that may exist.

 

            2.         Satisfactory programs or projects include study, research, travel, related work in other institutions or private or business organizations or other activities which the president, chancellor of the unit or the Commissioner of Higher Education agree will improve the staff member professionally or which directly or indirectly benefit the institution campus, the university system and or the State.

 

            3.         Requests for such leave must show value to the respective unit campus of the university system or commissioner’s office and cause no impairment of the unit's campus or office programs because of the applicant's absence.

 

            4.         Any individual receiving an administrative leave will be expected to return to his or her university system employment for at least one contract period or to repay money received from the university unit system while on leave.

 

            5.         Administrative leave shall not be deemed earned leave time, nor become vested right or interest, nor be, nor become, an implied provision of any contract.

 

            6.         Each president and chancellor shall submit by September l an annual summary of administrative leaves to the Commissioner of Higher Education for the prior fiscal year.

 

            7.  All applications for administrative leave shall be submitted to the President or Chancellor of the unit campus, or if applicable to the Commissioner of Higher Education, allowing sufficient time for evaluation prior to the beginning of the leave.  Requests for administrative leave for presidents must be recommended by the Commissioner of Higher Education.  All leave requests shall be submitted to the Board of Regents through the Commissioner of Higher Education for approval.

 

            8.         Campus procedures for implementing this policy shall be developed by the unit, shall be generally consistent throughout the Montana University System, and shall be filed with the Commissioner of Higher Education.

 

 

Definition:

 

            1.         "Unit" means a campus of the Montana University System or the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education.

 

 

 History:

 

                Item 204-001, November 27, 1967 as amended October 29, 1976; (The portion of Item 204-001 relating to administrative and supervisory leave is rescinded);  Item 20-001-R0478, Leaves, Administrative Personnel, Montana University System, May 31, 1978, as revised July 6, 1995.


 

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