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Effective July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2017

This contract is an agreement between Association of College Educators, AFT Local 6554 and West Valley-Mission Community College District.

Article 29 Personal Necessity Leave

29.1 Maximum use

Regular/contract members may use a maximum of 6 (six) days (36 hours) per school year of their total accumulated sick leave for personal necessity or for other cases of compelling personal importance. Personal necessity leaves are subject to the following:

29.2 Without Advance Notice

A member shall not be required to secure advance permission for leave taken for any of the following reasons:

1. To extend the number of days of the bereavement leave for a member of the immediate family (as defined in Article 31).

2. For an accident involving the member’s person or property, or the property of the member’s immediate family, of such a nature that the member’s immediate presence is required during the workday.

3. For serious illness of members of the immediate family (as defined in Article 31).

Notice should be provided to the member’s Division Chair or appropriate Administrator as soon as could reasonably be expected.

29.3 With Advance Notice and Approval

Personal necessity leaves other than those listed in Article 29.2 must be requested and approved by the member’s Division Chair or appropriate administrator. Personal necessity leaves may be granted:

1. For appearance in court as a litigant. Return to work is required where it is not necessary to be absent for the entire day. Advance notice shall be at least five (5) work days.

2. For religious holidays/observances which the member asserts are of such moral/ethical significance that it is a personal necessity to be absent from work. Advance notice shall be at least five (5) workdays.

3. For personal business which cannot be accomplished during non-working hours. The member shall provide advance notice as soon as reasonable under the circumstances.

4. To participate in activities of school age children. A faculty member who is a parent, guardian or grandparent of one or more children in grades kindergarten to twelfth grade, or attending a licensed day care facility may take leave for up to eight (8) hours a month per fiscal year to participate in activities of the school (for example, a field trip or a holiday program or concert) if the member provides reasonable advance notice. If requested, the member shall provide documentation from the school or facility of the member’s participation on a specific date or particular time. (Labor Code 230.8) If the member has no personal necessity leave, the leave may be taken, but shall be unpaid.

5. For other reasons of compelling personal importance. The member shall provide advance notice as soon as reasonable under the circumstances.

Reference Education Code Section §87784, §87781.5, and §87781