Personal Business Leave Section 5.13 Dept: Human Resources Revised: October 29th, 2007

Biola grants personal business leave to all regular staff employees who work at least 20 hours per week, for at least 10 months of the year.

Personal business leave is to be used for non-vacation-oriented purposes.  It may not be used to extend a vacation or holiday period.

Biola grants each employee two days of personal business leave per fiscal year.  The accrual rate will be prorated for employees who work less than full-time.  For example, an employee who works 40 hours per week, will have 16 available hours of personal business leave per year, and an employee who works 20 hours per week, will have 8 available hours of personal business leave per year.  Unused hours expire on the final day of the last pay period in June, with the new days granted the following day.

Newly hired employees will be credited with two days if hired in the first half of the fiscal year (from July to December), and one day if hired in the second half of the fiscal year (from January to June).  Accruals are prorated for part-time employees as noted above.

Available personal business time is shown (in hours) in the lower-left corner of each paycheck stub.

Non-exempt (02) employees should record Personal Business Leave in quarter-hour increments on their timecards.  Effective January 1, 2008, exempt (01) employees should record Personal Business Leave in half or whole-day increments on their paid leave record.

Personal business leave cannot be added to annual vacation leave and is not payable upon termination of employment.  With the exception of sudden emergencies, personal business leave should be scheduled and approved by the employee’s supervisor in advance.