Iowa Admin. Code r. 11-63.10 - Educational leave

Educational leave, with or without pay, may be granted at the discretion of the appointing authority for the purpose of assisting state employees to develop skills that will improve their ability to perform their present job responsibilities or to provide training and developmental opportunities for employees that will enable the agency to better meet staffing needs. Education financial assistance shall be in accordance with rule 11-64.10 (8A).

(1) Length of leave. Educational leave shall be requested for a period not to exceed 12 consecutive months. Accrued vacation or compensatory leave need not be exhausted before educational leave is granted. The determination to require the exhaustion of any or all accrued leave shall rest with the appointing authority. The appointing authority may grant an extension of the original leave for an additional 12 months.
(2) Selection of applicants. While the selection of applicants is at the discretion of the appointing authority, it is the express policy of the state to offer all qualified employees an equal opportunity to be considered for educational leave within the limitations imposed by agency staffing requirements.
(3) Educational institutions. An employee on educational leave may take course work at any accredited educational institution within the state. Attendance at out-of-state institutions may be approved provided there are geographical or educational considerations which make attendance at institutions within the state impractical.
(4) Agency report. Rescinded IAB 5/27/15, effective 7/1/15.


Iowa Admin. Code r. 11-63.10
ARC 8265B, lAB 11/4/09, effective 12/9/09 Amended by IAB May 27, 2015/Volume XXXVII, Number 24, effective 7/1/2015

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