Administrative Rule
Council: Administrative Services Council
Effective date: 05/07/24

Value Statement

In recognition of the contributions of employees and our interest in the welfare of each employee, the Austin Community College District (“ACC” or “the College”) provides certain leave benefits to ensure that employees have time off to have a change from the work routine and/or to address personal or family concerns.

ACC provides a variety of paid and unpaid leave opportunities as part of the College’s benefit package to address employee needs.

Administrative Rule

ACC provides the following leave benefits for all eligible employees:

Accrued Leave
Vacation Leave
Sick Leave (includes Personal Leave)

Non-Accrued Leave
Administrative Leave
Bereavement Leave
Educational Leave Without Pay
Holiday Leave
Leave in accordance with the Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Jury Duty/Court Subpoena Leave
Leave Without Pay
Military Leave
Military Leave Without Pay
Parental Leave
Professional Development Leave
Volunteer Fire Fighters and Emergency Medical Service Volunteers Leave
Voting Leave
Workers’ Compensation Disability Leave Without Pay

Details specific to each of the leave benefits listed above are provided in separate Administrative Rules and/or Guidelines/Procedures.

All leave used by employees of Austin Community College District must be reported by the employee in the College’s time reporting system. All leave time taken by employees is subject to the advanced approval of the immediate supervisor, unless otherwise indicated in the specific Administrative Rule or Guideline/Procedure.

Unauthorized Absence

Unauthorized absence is defined as any absence from the workplace that is not in accordance with Administrative Rules. An employee taking an unauthorized absence may be placed in unpaid status – Leave Without Pay. Disciplinary action, up to and including termination, may be initiated if an employee takes an unauthorized absence.

During the unauthorized absence, in addition to not being paid, the employee will not accrue any type of leave and will be responsible for paying any group insurance premiums due during the unauthorized absence. Failure to pay group insurance premiums during an unauthorized absence may result in a cancellation of coverage.

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