Consulting Leave. Managerial/Professional.
Managerial/professional employees may request approval for consulting
leave for professional activity outside UNK by contacting Human Resources.
Employing departments are responsible for monitoring the use of consulting leave.
Any absence not authorized or covered by
these policies will be considered an unauthorized leave for which the
employee will not be paid.
An unauthorized leave is grounds for corrective action up to and including dismissal
Workers' Compensation and Injury Leave.
Employees who are eligible to receive workers' compensation (including
temporary employees) are entitled to work-related injury leave with
full pay for up to five scheduled workdays (40 hours or normal number
of hours scheduled in a week). This leave, for illness or injury
arising out of and in the course of employment, is not charged to
vacation leave or sick leave.
Absence from work of five days or more due to a work-related injury
will reduce the 12 weeks of eligibility for family/medical leave.
Employees receiving workers' compensation for job-related injuries
or disease may use sick and/or vacation leave to supplement the payment
up to, but not to exceed, their regular rate of pay.
Employees receiving workers' compensation will continue to accrue
vacation and sick leave in proportion to the amount of sick and/or
vacation leave being paid. For holidays occurring during this period,
the employee will be paid at a rate in proportion to the amount of sick
and/or vacation leave being used.
After all sick and vacation leave has been exhausted, employees are
not entitled to leave or pay benefits other than workers' compensation.
Employees may be put into a leave without pay status during this time
without adjustment in the service date.
Employees who are off work due to a workers compensation claim, need to
provide updates to their department once every two weeks indicating
current course of treatment and anticipated date to return to work. It
is the employee's responsibility to ensure that doctor's updates are
sent to the University of Nebraska at Kearney in a timely manner.
Failure to provide information could be considered job abandonment and
possibly lead to termination of employment.
For a regular employee disabled with a work-related injury, a
position will be held open as long as the department can function with
the vacant position. At some point (not later than one year after the
date of injury) the employee, if unable to return to work, will be
separated from UNK. If during the one-year period following the injury
the separated employee is released by the attending physician for any
kind of work duty, the employee will be entitled to benefits under the