Do I have to use vacation or personal time to attend university-sponsored events, such as lunch and learns, wellness fairs, employee appreciation events, etc.? | e-Inside | Kent State University

Do I have to use vacation or personal time to attend university-sponsored events, such as lunch and learns, wellness fairs, employee appreciation events, etc.?

This spring, the Division of Human Resources has scheduled a number of events specifically geared toward employee participation, such as the Office Support Staff Luncheon and Employee Appreciation events across all campuses.

As such, it is not necessary for employees to use their vacation or sick time for these types of events. Any employee who wishes to attend a university-sponsored event only needs to seek permission from his or her supervisor to leave the worksite. Supervisors, as is the case for any leave request, will make their own decision on granting the leave based upon their need to operate effectively and efficiently.

Please direct any questions to engage@kent.edu.