HR-23 Leave Without Pay

To ensure employees use accrued paid leave for absences whenever possible.

All eligible Green River College employees who accrue paid leave.


Except as allowed by law or negotiated agreements, employees are required to use and exhaust paid leave such as vacation, personal holiday, compensatory time, or sick leave when requesting time away from work. Except as allowed by law or negotiated agreements, leave without pay will only be granted at the discretion and convenience of Green River. Each request for leave without pay will be considered on its own merits and in light of the impact of the leave on the operation of Green River.

Employees must report leave without pay on the Manage Absences tile in Employee Self Service of ctcLink System. The employee must provide notice “as soon as practical” (“as soon as practical” generally means at least verbal notice to the Office Human Resources within two business days of learning of the need of Leave.) Leave must be approved by the supervisor for the appropriate department.

Specific Authority 
WAC 251-22-200
Faculty Negotiated Agreement
Classified Collective Bargaining Agreement
HR-31 Family & Medical Leave Act

Law Implemented

History of Policy or Procedure

Draft: May 11, 2004
Adopted: April 5, 2005
Revised: March 1, 2013; June 1, 2017
Reviewed by: President’s Staff
Contact: Sheryl Gordon, HR Manager, ext. 2600
President’s Staff Sponsor: Marshall Sampson, Vice President of Human Resources & Legal Affairs, ext. 3315