Absence due to ill health
Long-term absence is dealt with by the absence procedure.
Short periods of certified sick leave should be taken into account during appraisal to determine what could have been realistically achieved within the reduced time-frame. During the end of year review a note should be made on the form to record either the modification to the objectives or an explanation of the underachievement if appropriate.
Staff on Leave
Any person away for more than six months within the appraisal period will not be required to participate in appraisal for that year. However, for those staff on sabbatical leave, a copy of the sabbatical report must be passed to the Senior Academic Manager. If the period of leave is for six months or less, a six-month review should be carried out covering the period spent in the University.