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: http://www.usg.edu/hr/manual/education_support_leave
Activities that promote education in Georgia may include, but are not limited to, some of the following:
- Attend parent/teacher conferences
- Participate in classroom activities, such as reading to a class or presenting on career day
- Tutor students without receiving compensation
- Proctor examinations
- Attend award and recognition ceremonies or graduation exercises
- Participate in field day activities or field trips
- Attend open house functions
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: email@example.com
Policy Contact: Sige Burden
Phone Number: 706-542-9231
Date Issued: 10/12/2015