Time Off for Public Duties

  • Time Off for Public Duties

The University wishes to play an active role in the community and fully support our employees in undertaking public duties where this is compatible with the priority needs of the University and will grant reasonable paid leave for this purpose.

Employees who wish to accept certain public duty appointments must first seek permission from their Head of School/Director.  In deciding what is reasonable, your Head of School/Director will consider the time required to perform these duties, the amount of time taken off and the effect on the University’s business.  Subject to the needs of the School/Directorate, permission will not unreasonably be withheld.