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8.45 – LOA – Family and Medical

PART 1: PURPOSE To provide eligible employees with leave, in compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA), as amended.   PART 2: DEFINTIONS Eligible Employee: Any employee who has been employed by NMSU at least twelve (12) months (need not be consecutive), and who has worked at least 1,250 hours during…
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8.46 – LOA – Military

PART 1: MILITARY TRAINING LEAVE In accordance with state law, NMSU provides paid training leave for its employees who are members of organized units of the Army or Air National Guard or Army, Air Force, Navy or Marine Reserves, in amount not to exceed 15 days annually when they are ordered to active duty training…
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8.47 – LOA – Compassionate

In the event of the death of a member of the immediate family, an employee is allowed a leave with pay, not to be charged against sick or annual leave, of up to 3 regular working days in order to attend the funeral or to handle affairs immediately associated with the death.  For purposes of…
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8.48 – LOA – Course Registration

Annual leave will not be charged against an employee who is registering for a tuition-free course as a part of the university’s benefits program.

8.49 – LOA – Voting

On Election Day, any registered voter may be absent from employment for 2 hours for the purpose of voting between the time of opening and the time of closing the polls.  The appropriate supervisor may specify the hours during this period in which the voter may be absent.  This does not apply to employees whose…
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8.50 – LOA – Jury and Witness

PART 1: JURY DUTY In order for university employees to fulfill their civic responsibility as jurors, regular full-time and part-time employees and non-regular employees in a term appointment may be granted leave for this purpose. Employees are not required to report for work after serving 8 hours of jury duty during the day. If service…
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8.51 – LOA – On-Campus Job Interview

Annual leave will not be charged against an employee who is requested to interview for another university position.

8.52 – LOA – Educational (With and Without Pay)

PART 1: EDUCATIONAL LEAVE WITH PAY After 5 years of satisfactory service, leave with partial pay may be requested by any full-time faculty member on regular appointment with rank of instructor or above (including exempt staff with faculty rank in the Cooperative Extension Service), normally for the purpose of taking coursework toward a degree, professional…
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8.53 – LOA – Professional Leave (Without Pay)

PART 1: ELIGIBILITY After 3 years of service and with the approval of appropriate department head and administrators, any regular full-time exempt staff member or any faculty member of regular appointment with rank of instructor or above may submit an application for professional leave without pay, normally not to exceed 1 year, for the purpose…
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8.54 – LOA – Sabbatical

PART 1: PURPOSE The purpose of a sabbatical leave is to promote professional growth and increased competence among faculty members by subsidizing significant study and research, creative work, or some other program which is judged to be of equivalent value and which cannot be accomplished during the fulfillment of normal academic duties and responsibilities.  All…
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