Illness and Other Reasons for Absences
Purdue’s policies relating to illness of staff members are described in three documents. Executive Memorandum C-45 describes sick leave policies for clerical and service staff in pay status. Executive Memorandum C-46 includes paid sick leave policies for faculty, administrative/professional staff, and continuing lecturers. University Policy VI.E.1 describes unpaid family and medical leave for all three employee groups.
In October of 2008 Purdue issued a University Policy VI.E.3, Paid Parental Leave. This policy permits faculty or staff to receive paid leave to care for their newborn child or an adopted child placed in their home. The policy runs concurrently with Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave and may be used in conjunction with a variety of paid & unpaid leaves.