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Educational Support

Time Away From Work

View policy pdf: Educational Support Policy

This leave allows each full time, regular employee of the State of Georgia or of any board, branch, department,bureau or commission thereof shall be entitled to apply for up to eight hours of paid leave per calendar year for the purpose of promoting education in this state. Under this new law, paid leave will only be authorized for activities that are directly related to student achievement and academic support. Use of such leave for political purposes or agendas is prohibited. The revised policy reflects this change in state law. View details in the Board of Regents Human Resources Administrative Practices Manual:


Activities that promote education in Georgia may include, but are not limited to, some of the following:

Education support leave may not be utilized by the employee for themselves or for their spouse.

Educational Support leave should be requested within OneUSG Connect.

No documentation is required to support the request for educational support leave.


Responsible University Senior Administrator:  Vice President for Finance & Administration

Responsible University Administrator: Associate Vice President for Human Resources

Policy Owner:

Policy Contact: Sige Burden

Phone Number: 706-542-9231

Date Issued: 10/12/2015

Last Reviewed/Updated: