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DOE Documents for Leaves and Absences
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Accommodations and procedures for requesting time off for religious observance.
This regulation sets forth the rules governing sabbatical leave of absence applicable to all pedagogical personnel.
Paraprofessionals who meet the requirements indicated in this memo are eligible for release time for non-classroom study or travel from work to their college/university. The NYCDOE will grant release time each college semester (fall, spring and the first summer session only, not later than June 30) to eligible paraprofessionals who are attending or taking online coursework at an accredited college or university.
This memo, dated Dec. 13, 2002, details the Department of Education's policy regarding the city's Extended Military Benefits Package.
This memorandum reaffirms the chancellor's authority to announce the citywide closing or delayed opening of schools, and outlines the requirements and expectations that pertain to the dissemination of information on the chancellor's announcement, the impact on pupil transportation and other procedures, the school activities that should take place during any delayed school opening day, and the responsibilities of school support organizations and central offices.
DOE Personnel Memorandum #34 (1990-1991): Bereavement Leave for Pedagogical Employees (Clarification of Special Circular 16)
Please refer only to Item 2: Permission to Be Absent Without Pay For the Purpose of Marriage and Honeymoon.
Regulations governing leaves of absence for maternity and/or child care for administrative (non-pedagogical) staff. Page 1 of this document is Heads of Bureau Circular #15, 1975-1976, which amends a section of Circular #11.
Guidelines governing UFT sabbatical leaves of absence for study.
This memorandum sets forth the policy to be followed to permit employees leave for breast cancer screening, prostate cancer screening and blood donation. Replaces Personnel Memorandum #22, issued November 23, 1998, which applied only to administrative employees.
The purpose of this memorandum is to describe the benefits and eligibility requirements of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
This memorandum sets forth the policy to be followed to permit employees leave for breast cancer screening, prostate cancer screening and blood donation. To be read in conjunction with Personnel Memorandum #7, issued Feb. 26, 2009, regarding “Time off for Administrative Employees Who Donate Blood.”
Personnel Memorandum #7, 2012-2013: Sabbatical Leaves of Absence - Effective August 1, 2013 through July 31, 2014
This memo outlines the procedures and application guidelines for all types of sabbaticals.