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DOCUMENTS AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE FACULTY
Gretchen Ritter (Government), on behalf of the Faculty Welfare Committee, has filed with the Secretary of the Faculty Council the resolution set forth below concerning a Family Policy. The Secretary has classified this resolution as general legislation. The 10-day circulation rule for general legislation will be satisfied on January 25, 1999.
Notice is hereby given that this
proposed legislation will be presented to the Faculty Council for action
at its meeting on January 25, 1999.
John R. Durbin, Secretary
Resolved, that the administration seek to publicize leave and modified duty provisions to deans, department chairs, and faculty members. Further, a person within each dean's office should be designated to work with faculty and department chairs on creating leave and modified duty plans for individual faculty members.
As mandated by state and federal law, the University's sick leave and family leave policies provide faculty with leave to assist with pregnancy, childbirth and care for newborns. However, delegating or reassigning teaching responsibilities immediately before, during, or after a leave period that runs less than a full semester may be disruptive to university operations, unnecessarily burdensome to the affected faculty member, and hence, contrary to the best interests of the University.