Leaves of absence are specified by Federal law, State of CT statute, University policy, a collective bargaining contract, or a combination thereof.
Under Connecticut General Statute 5-249 (b), employees are eligible for paid leave if they are certified as a disaster service volunteer of the American Red Cross.
C.G.S. 5-249 (b)
Any state employee who is a certified disaster service volunteer of the American Red Cross may, with the authorization of such employee’s supervisor, be granted a leave not to exceed fifteen working days in each year to participate in specialized disaster relief services for the American Red Cross, upon the request of the American Red Cross, without loss of pay, vacation time, sick leave or earned overtime accumulation.
If you are requested to participate in disaster relief, please consult your supervisor, who will review the impact of the leave on the department, including cost considerations.
Applying for Family Violence Leave
An employee wishing to apply for leave must complete a Request for American Red Cross Disaster Service Leave form and provide proof of certification by the American Red Cross.