Liberal Leave Policy

The Liberal Leave Policy may be invoked due to inclement weather, civil disorder or other emergency circumstances.

This policy recognizes that UIS employees may believe that in such situations, it would be dangerous for them to drive or ride to work, or it would be dangerous for them to drive or ride home unless they left before the end of the workday. In such cases, employees should notify their supervisors and request time off for all or part of the day, using either vacation time or, if no vacation time is available, unpaid leave. Supervisors are advised to abide by each employee’s judgment when the Liberal Leave Policy is in effect.

The chancellor or her/his designee makes the decision to implement the Liberal Leave Policy. It becomes effective by being announced officially on the UIS web site, via campus email, WUIS radio and/or on the main switchboard number, 217.206.6600.