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700 - Personnel

702.6 Public Service Leave

Date Adopted: 06/09/2009
Date Revised:
References: MCA 2-18-620
Issuing Office: Administration and Finance
Approved By: Susan Briggs

  1. Policy

    The University of Montana Western shall administer Public Service Leave in accordance with applicable state law and Montana University System policy.

  2. Purpose

    The purpose of this policy is to allow University employees who are elected or appointed to public office in a city, county, or the state of Montana, to take a leave of absence without pay in order to perform their public service responsibilities.

  3. Procedures

    An employee of the University who is elected or appointed to public office in a city, county, or the state of Montana, is entitled to a leave of absence without pay not to exceed 180 days per year while performing public service.

    Any employee granted such leave shall return to work within ten (10) days following the completion of the service for which the leave was granted. Leave without pay policy provisions shall apply to such leave. The leave shall be reported on the employee's time records.

  4. Authority

    MCA 2-18-620

  5. Responsibility

    Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance/Student Affairs, Supervisors, Associate Director of Human Resource Services