Prior Approval for Leaves:
Prior approval is required for the following leaves: extended illness, long term, child rearing, imminence of death, foreign educational employment, sabbatical, legislative, and categories 4, 5, & 8 of personal necessity if taking longer than 5 consecutive days.
Prior approval is NOT required for the following leaves: sick leave, other categories of personal necessity not listed above or for less than 5 consecutive days, bereavement, jury and legal, industrial accident and illness, maternity, Association leave.
Types of Leaves
Baby Bonding Leave: California recently passed AB 375 and AB 2393 giving certificated school district employees the right to take up to 12 weeks of differential paid leave after birth or placement of a child for foster care/adoption. Click HERE for more information about Baby Bonding Leave.
Catastrophic Leave: The Catastrophic Leave Bank was created to provide employees with financial support in the event of a catastrophic illness for either themselves or an immediate family member. Open Enrollment is from July 1st until October 1st each year. Click HERE for more information about the Catastrophic Leave Bank, including the enrollment form.
Emergency Leave: People who have exhausted all of their sick leave and who require additional absences may utilize up to 4 days per year of Emergency Leave. Acceptable reasons to take Emergency Leave are the same as Personal Necessity. A written form is required. Days do not carry over to the next year. This is a two year pilot program starting June 2017-2019 and continued through the 2019-2020 year.
Family Medical Leave Act/California Family Rights Act (FMLA/CFRA Leave): An eligible employee is entitled to a total of 12 workweeks of leave during any 12-month period. Entitlement to leave for the birth or placement of a child for adoption or foster care expires 12 months after the birth or placement. Click HERE to learn more.
The birth of a child of an employee, and to care for a newborn
The placement of a child with an employee in connection with adoption or foster care of a child by an employee
Leave to care for a child, parent, or spouse who has a serious health condition; or
Leave because of serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform the essential functions of his/her position.
Maternity/Disability Leave: Maternity leave is a medical leave of absence which allows women time off prior to and after the delivery of a child. The doctor determines when the employee should begin leave and recovery period after the delivery as certified in the note required. Click HERE for more information about this leave.
Jury Duty Leave and Postponement: Employees who are summoned to serve on jury duty are provided a sub for each day they must report to jury duty. For employees who wish to postpone their service until a non-contracted day, can do so and get paid the Tier 1 sub rate for each day they must report to jury duty. Click HERE for more information about the process of jury duty postponement.
See Section 18 in the EGEA Collective Bargaining Agreement for more information regarding Leaves.