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Employee Handbook: Leaves

Leaves of Absence less than 11 days are applied for and approved by the worksite supervisor. All extended leaves of absence greater than 10 work days (except annual leave) are approved, processed, and tracked by the APS Extended Leaves Office.

Accrual Balances

Accrual balances are listed on employee pay stubs/checks. If you have questions or concerns, please contact: Payroll (505) 872-6880.  Visit the Payroll website.

Leave Types and Processes

Learn more about each type of leave and its associated process:

Intermittent Leave

Extended Leaves

The Human Resources Leaves of Absence office administers all leaves of absence in excess of ten (10) consecutive days with the exception of Annual Leave. Leaves of absence require thirty (30) calendar days notification to the Human Resources Leaves of Absence office prior to the commencement of leave of absence. This notification can be waived in emergency situations. However, it is the employee’s responsibility to provide the leave information to the Human Resources Leaves of Absence office as soon as possible.

Both paid and unpaid time off may be granted to eligible employees according to leave policies. Time off is paid at the employee’s base rate, excluding shift premiums and overtime compensation. Visit the Extended Leaves website.

Donation of Leave

Albuquerque Public Schools district personnel who are not members of a bargaining unit covered by a negotiated agreement may donate annual/personal leave days to another district employee who is not a member of or protected by a negotiated agreement and who has exhausted their annual, sick, and personal leave in the event of a catastrophic illness or injury of the employee or the employee’s immediate family member. Employees may not donate sick leave to another employee.

All donations and receipts of donated annual/personal leave shall be subject to approval by the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, or his/her designee. Denial for annual/personal leave donation and receipt may be appealed, in writing, to the superintendent.

This page was last updated on: July 1, 2011.

For Additional Information Contact:

Albuquerque Public Schools
Human Resources Department
6400 Uptown Blvd. NE, Suite 200 East 
Albuquerque 87110 Map
(505) 880-3700

U.S. Department of Labor
Employee Standards Administration, Wage and Hour Division
1-866-4US-WAGE (1-866-487-9243)
TTY: 1-877-889-5627