Leave of Absence and Accommodation

Arkansas Tech University is dedicated to ensuring the success and safety of their employees. To help meet this goal, ATU has policies making allowances for employee's personal circumstances. These include leave of absences and workplace accommodations. 

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**Important COVID Information**

If you or your child are quarantined due to COVID and you are able to work remote, you will need to request an intermittent leave of absence. To request your leave, please click here. The letter or email instructing your or your child to quarantine is sufficient to approve this type of leave. This allows you to work remote and only submit for the time you actually miss. If you do not miss any work, you do not have to submit any time. However if you do miss work, your time off will be covered by the COVID sick pay until September 30, 2021 or until your 80 hours of COVID sick pay exhaust.

If you or your child are quarantined due to COVID and you are not able to work remote, you will need to request a continuous block leave of absence. To request your leave, please click here. Your time off will be covered by the COVID sick pay until September 30, 2021 or until your 80 hours of COVID sick pay exhaust.

Leave of Absence 

leave of absence is authorization for an employee to be away from work for a period of more than 3 days not related to a paid vacation. Leaves of absence can be provided by law or policy. If an employee (or their supervisor) know that they will need to be off work more than 3 days, they should submit a leave request to the Human Resources office with as much notice as possible to allow for processing. Leave of absences can be paid or unpaid and job-protected or unprotected. Arkansas Tech University has the following available policies:

Leave Types

To request a leave of absence, an employee must submit the electronic leave form to the Human Resources office. This form can be found on OneTech under the Employee tab in Banner Self-Service within the Human Resources Forms folder or by clicking link above under Resources and Forms.

Once a leave request is received, the Human Resources office will review eligibility, notify management that a leave was requested, and send the employee a leave packet with all of the information they will need while off work.

Workplace Accommodations

A workplace accommodation is an adjustment to a job or work environment that makes it possible for an individual to perform their essential job duties. Accommodations may include specialized equipment, modifications to the work environment, or adjustments to work schedules or responsibilities.

To request a workplace accommodation, an employee must submit the electronic accommodation form to the Human Resources office. This form can be found on OneTech under the Employee tab in Banner Self-Service within the Human Resources Forms folder or by clicking the link above under Resources and Forms.

Once an accommodation request is received, the Human Resources office will review eligibility, initiate an interactive dialogue with management, and send the employee an accommodation packet with all of the information they will need to complete their request.