Leaves of absence without pay for personal reasons may be recommended by the budget unit head when it appears to be in the best interest of the university and the employee. Such leaves may not exceed one year in length. Leave without pay does not count as service time for computation of benefits other than for retirement as specified. Leave without pay for monthly-paid employees may not be for absences of less than one day's duration.
For further details, please refer to Staff Handbook, Section 3.11.