California State University, Fullerton

Leaves by Type

Medical Leave
Parental
Personal Leave without Pay
Professional Leave without Pay
Sabbatical
Difference in Pay
FERP
Request for Outside Employment (during approved leave)

 

Medical Leave



Family and Medical Leave (FMLA)

California State University, Fullerton employees are entitled to Family and Medical Leave (FML) in accordance
with state(California Family Rights Act–CFRA and federal (Family Medical Leave Act–FMLA) laws,
California State University policy, and collective bargaining agreements for represented employees.
Family and Medical Leave (FML) provides eligible employees with up to 12 work-weeks of unpaid leave a year,
and allows for group health benefits to be maintained during the leave as if the employee continued to work instead
of taking leave. FML may be supplemented with paid sick leave. For more detailed information on the CSU FML Policy,
please refer to the CSU Family Medical Leave Policy page and appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreements

Personal and Professional Leave Form
Certification of Health Care Provider - Employee
Certification of Health Care Provider- Employee Family Member

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Parental Leave


Faculty employees are entitled to thirty (30) consecutive days of paid parental leave or a 40% paid reduction in
workload for one semester for the reasons specified in provision 22.10 of the Unit 3 Collective Bargaining Agreement.
This leave shall commence within a 135-day period beginning 60 calendar days prior to the anticipated arrival date of a
new child and no later than 75 calendar days after arrival.

A paid parental leave may run concurrently with or supplements other leave types such as pregnancy disability
and/or family care and medical leave and sick leave. Faculty who are planning such a leave should contact the
FAR office for information as soon as possible.

Personal and Professional Leave Form
Certification of Health Care Provider - Employee
Certification of Health Care Provider- Employee Family Member

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Personal Leave without Pay


Personal leaves of absence without pay may be granted by the President. A personal leave of
absence without pay may be for purposes of unpaid sick leave, outside employment, parental,
family care leave, or other purposes of a personal nature. 

Personal and Professional Leave Form
Certification of Health Care Provider - Employee
Certification of Health Care Provider- Employee Family Member

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Professional Leave without Pay


Professional leaves of absence without pay may be requested by an employee and may be granted
by the President. A professional leave of absence without pay may be for purposes of research,
advanced study, professional development, or other purposes of benefit to the campus.  Such leaves
shall be considered totally voluntary, and for the purposes of workers compensation, the time involved
shall not be considered time worked. 

Personal and Professional Leave Form
Certification of Health Care Provider - Employee
Certification of Health Care Provider- Employee Family Member

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Sabbatical Leave


UPS 260.102 as well as Article 27 of the Unit 3 Collective Bargaining Agreement govern the
granting of Sabbatical leave to eligible faculty. It is recommended that you review both thoroughly
prior to submitting your application. In order to qualify for a sabbatical leave, faculty must
complete the Sabbatical Leave Application and submit it to FAR in October (detailed deadlines
can be found on the application). Faculty must also submit a Professional Leave Report at the
conclusion of their Sabbatical.

 Sabbatical Leave Application
›  Sabbatical Eligibility  (Detailed Eligibility and Examples)
 Sabbatical – Frequently Asked Questions 

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Difference in Pay Leave (DIP)


UPS 260.104 as well as Article 28 of the Unit 3 Collective Bargaining Agreement govern the granting
of Difference-in-Pay leave to eligible faculty.
It is recommended that you review both thoroughly prior
to submitting your application. In order to qualify for a
DIP leave , faculty must complete the
Difference-in-Pay Leave Application and submit it to FAR in October (detailed deadlines can be found
on the application).

Difference-in-Pay Leave Application
Difference-in-Pay Eligibility
Detailed Eligibility and Examples
Difference-in-Pay Frequently Asked Questions

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Eligibility Requirement for Sabbatical and Difference-in-Pay


Sabbatical Eligibility

Probationary and Tenured Faculty, Full-Time Lecturers, Full-Time Librarians and Full-Time Academic-Related
Counselors (SSP-AR) may be eligible for
Sabbatical/DIP Leave . Faculty must have full-time continuous
service for 6 years total:

 2007-08 Active full-time 1st year
 2008-09 Active full-time 2nd year
 2009-10 Active full-time 3rd year
 2010-11 Active full-time 4th year
 2011-12 Active full-time 5th Eligible for leave 
 2012-13 Active full-time 6th year – can apply during this year
for leave in following year
 2013-14 Active full-time or on leave Eligible for leave
Academic Year Status Service toward Leave Eligibility

Partial years of active service count toward leave eligibility. Therefore, faculty taking a Fall leave would not begin
to accrue credit for service until their return in Spring of the same academic year.

Once eligibility is achieved, faculty maintain status until a Sabbatical or Difference in Pay leave is taken.
Subsequent leave eligibility is calculated based on the date faculty return from such a leave. Note: A leave
must be awarded
and taken in order for the eligibility count to be reset.

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Sabbatical – Eligibility Scenarios


 

1. What if I took a Personal Leave of Absence without pay?

One year of a personal leave without pay is allowed during the eligibility period:

 2007-08 Active full-time 1st year
 2008-09 Active full-time 2nd year
 2009-10 Active full-time 3rd year
 2010-11 Active full-time 4th year
 2011-12 Active full-time 5th Eligible for leave 
 2012-13 Active full-time 6th year – can apply during this year
for leave in following year
 2013-14 Active full-time or on leave Eligible for leave
Academic Year Status Service toward Leave Eligibility

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2. What if I took a Professional Leave of Absence without Pay?

One year of a professional leave of absence without pay during this period counts as a year of service
toward eligibility.
Any years of a professional leave without pay beyond the first do not count toward eligibility:

 2007-08 Active full-time 1st year
 2008-09 Active full-time 2nd year
 2009-10 Active full-time 3rd year
 2010-11 Active full-time 4th year
 2011-12 Active full-time 5th Eligible for leave 
 2012-13 Active full-time 6th year – can apply during this year
for leave in following year
 2013-14 Active full-time or on leave Eligible for leave
Academic Year Status Service toward Leave Eligibility

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3. What if I was hired with Service Credit?

Service Credit granted upon hire counts toward eligibility:

 2007-08 Active full-time 1st year
 2008-09 Active full-time 2nd year
 2009-10 Active full-time 3rd year
 2010-11 Active full-time 4th year
 2011-12 Active full-time 5th Eligible for leave 
 2012-13 Active full-time 6th year – can apply during this year
for leave in following year
 2013-14 Active full-time or on leave Eligible for leave
Academic Year Status Service toward Leave Eligibility

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4. What if I previously took a Sabbatical or Difference in Pay leave?

Faculty must serve full-time on the campus for six years after the leave to become eligible for another sabbatical
leave or three years to become eligible for a Difference In Pay Leave:

 2006-07 Sabbatical or DIP Leave
No Credit
 2007-08 Active full-time 1st year
 2008-09 Active full-time 2nd year
 2009-10 Active full-time 3rd year – could apply during
this year for Sabbatical in following year
 2011-12 Active full-time 5th Eligible for leave 
 2012-13 Active full-time 6th year – can apply during
this year
for leave in following year
 2013-14 Active full-time or on leave Eligible for DIP and Sabbatical
Academic Year Status Service toward Leave Eligibility

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5. What if I worked less than full time during the 6 year eligibility period?

Partial credit is given for years worked less than full time:

 Fall 2008 Sabbatical or DIP Leave
No Credit
 Spring 2008 Active full-time .5 year of service
 2008-09 Active full-time 1.5 years of service
 2009-10 Active full-time 2.5 years of service – could apply during this year for a DIP leave in following year
 Fall 2010 Active full-time 3 years of service – could apply during this year for a DIP leave in following semester or year
 Spring 2011 Active full-time 3.5 year of service – Eligible for DIP
 2011-12 Active full-time or on leave 4.5 years of service Eligible for DIP
2012-13 Active full-time 5.5 years of service – or can
apply during this year for
Sabbatical in Spring 2011
 Fall 2013 Active full-time 6 years of service – Eligible for DIP
Spring 2014 Active full-time OR on leave Eligible for DIP and Sabbatical
Academic Year

Status

Service toward Leave Eligibility


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FERP (Faculty Early Retirement Program) Leave


Faculty participating in the FERP program are eligible to take one leave of absence for personal illness only and must receive approval prior to a leave.
Leave does not extend the FERP term of 5 consecutive academic years.

FERP Leave Without Pay

 

Request for Outside Employment (during approved leave)


Approval for outside employment during an approved personal leave may be submitted utilizing the form below:

Request Outside Employment During Leave

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