Do I have to use vacation or personal time to attend university-sponsored events (Lunch & Learns, wellness fairs, employee appreciation events, etc.)? (03/30/2015)

Any employee who wishes to attend a university-sponsored event only needs to seek permission from his or her supervisor to leave the work site. 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. It is not necessary for employees to use their vacation or sick time for these types of events.