Full-Time Educational Leave Without Pay



Policy/Operational Procedure Name:

Full Time Educational Leave without Pay


Kathy McKinley
Executive Director, Human Resources


Human Resources

Effective Date(s):

Transferred from website

Next Review Date:

Fall 2017






Policy Statement

Durham Technical Community College provides the opportunity to all full-time (40 hours per week) employees to request full-time educational leave without pay.






With prior approval, full-time employees who are on regular contract of employment are eligible for up to 12 consecutive months of full-time educational leave without pay. The employee must submit a written request for educational leave without pay to the President through standard supervisory channels.

If the President approves the educational leave without pay, the employee must return to work at the end of the approved leave period. Failure to report to work at the expiration of the approved leave period may be considered as a resignation.

If the President approves the educational leave without pay, the employee may choose a lump sum payment for any accumulated annual leave or retain the accumulated amount (not to exceed 240 hours) until returning to work. Eligibility to earn or use any type of leave ceases on the date the employee’s leave without pay begins. Upon returning to work, all previously accumulated sick leave shall be credited to the employee’s account. The employee shall retain previously accumulated years of service for state longevity pay and retirement purposes. The period of the educational leave without pay will not count toward state retirement or state longevity pay.