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Personal Leave of Absence

Applying for Personal Leave of Absence

The Process

Applying for Personal Leave of Absence Flowchart

The Forms

These leaves are applied for and approved in the Human Resources Leaves Office, 6400 Uptown Blvd. NE, Suite 210 East.

All paperwork must be original.  No third party faxes.

In special circumstances, APS may grant an unpaid personal leave of absence without pay for up to one (1) year. Employees must have five (5) years of employment in the position, department, and/or bargaining unit preceding the request.

Employees covered under a negotiated agreement will submit the Form A-Application and a Statement Page indicating the purpose of the leave.

Employees not covered under a negotiated agreement must be pre-approved for this Leave by the Supervisor and Superintendent Designee. Application for personal leave shall include a statement indicating the purpose of the leave and must be signed by the supervisor for approval and approved by the Supervisor or Designee. Request for this leave may be denied if it could adversely affect the department or the District.

Extended Leaves Policy

All leaves of  or ten (10) consecutive work days or less must be requested through and approved by the employee’s principal or supervisor.

Extended leave of more than ten (10) consecutive days, with or without pay, must be requested through the Human Resources Leaves Office.

Employees must complete the required Leave Forms and receive the necessary approval before the leave requested may be taken.

When an employee becomes ill or is injured on the job, sick leave begins at the time of inability to continue work, to the nearest half-hour. An employee, who is already on annual leave, personal leave or leave without pay, including parental leave, may not be eligible to use sick leave benefits.

While on an approved leave, an employee:

  • May not volunteer or perform any duties for the APS District
  • May not utilize APS property for personal use
  • Must return all APS equipment (keys, laptop, etc.) prior to the Leave start date
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