Extended leave of absence without pay may be granted for a maximum of 3 months. Requests must be made in writing and must be approved by the appropriate Vice President. Reasons for extended leave normally include church or humanitarian service. Under no circumstances may the employee use the extended leave for independent consulting, or other business or employment opportunities. (A reasonable effort shall be made to return the employee to his former position, a similar position, or the first available position for which he is qualified.)
Indiana Wesleyan University will continue to provide health insurance, life insurance (including accidental death and dismemberment insurance), and total disability insurance during the leave. Vacation days do not accrue during the leave. If at the end of the leave the employee chooses not to return to his/her job, the non-returning employee will be responsible for reimbursing the University for the cost of the benefits and COBRA-like health insurance benefits will be calculated from the date the leave began. The employee is eligible for continued health insurance coverage under the COBRA plan.
This policy applies to all the employees of the University.
18-Mar-2015 - Date conversion to KB
Employee Policy 300.05.03
Executive Director for Human Resources
Vice President for Business Affairs/ CFO