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Public Service Leave

The College provides paid time off for regular, benefit-eligible employees engaged in certain short-term public service activities. For example, volunteer firefighters or emergency medical technicians who are members of a volunteer fire department may be paid when responding to an emergency call during regular working hours. An employee must request a public service leave commitment in advance, and each time the employee must leave the job, the supervisor must be informed and proof of hours worked must be provided. A supervisor may deny a request for a public service leave commitment if the time away from work becomes excessive or if the commitment impairs the employee’s effectiveness on the job.

This information can be found in section 3.9.15.1.5 of the Policy Manual of by clicking here.