In recognition of the State of North Carolina's diverse need for volunteers to support schools, communities, citizens and non-profit charitable corporations, a program has been established for awarding community service leave to SPA and EPA employees.
Fayetteville State University follows and adheres to the Office of State Human Resources’s community service leave policy:
|Approval||Partisan Political Involvement||Supplemental Leave Provisions|
|Definitions||Record Keeping||Tutoring/Mentoring Option|
|Form||Separation||Use of Leave|
Type of Appointment
trainee, or time-limited
1 hour/week (up to a max of 36 hrs) for
mentoring/tutoring (as outlined below)
Part-time (half time or more) –
trainee, or time limited
Prorated – equal to percentage of full- time
Temporary, intermittent, or
part-time (less than half-time)
A Community Service Leave Form must be completed and presented to the employee's supervisor for approval prior to the use of this leave. Supervisors:
The 24-hours of paid leave shall be credited to each employee on January 1 of each year, unless the employee chooses the mentoring/tutoring option (see below). New employees shall be credited with leave immediately upon their employment, pro-rated at two (2) hours per month for the remainder of the calendar year.
Leave that is not taken is forfeited; it shall not be carried into the next calendar year.
If an employee chooses to change options during the calendar year, the maximum hours that may be granted is the maximum allowed under the new option chosen minus the amount already used.
Use of Leave
Acceptable program utilization:
In lieu of the 24 hour award as noted above, an employee may choose to tutor/mentor a student in a school. Leave under this option shall be used exclusively for tutoring or mentoring a student in accordance with established standards rules and guidelines for such arrangements as determined and documented by joint agreement with the employee's agency and the school.
The amount of community service leave for tutoring/mentoring is one (1) hour of community service leave for each week, up to a maximum of 36 hours, that schools are in session as documented by the elected board of the local education agency or the governing authority of any non-public school.
Employee shall not be paid for this leave upon separation.
Any balance of community service leave not used shall be transferred to the new agency.
Supervisors who approve such activities shall maintain records indicating the number of employees involved and number of hours used.
Supplemental Leave Provisions
Time off with pay may be granted to employees participating in volunteer emergency and rescue services within a limited area around their worksite. Proof that the employee is a member of the emergency volunteer organization and that there is eminent danger to life or property is required for approval.
Participating employees shall be given reasonable time off for blood and bone marrow donorship.
With supervisory approval, an employee may be granted up to fifteen (15) workdays off with pay in a year to participate in disaster relief services. The employee must be a certified disaster relief volunteer of the American Red Cross and be requested by the Red Cross to participate. The disaster must be within North Carolina and designated at a III level or higher. The employee is compensated at his/her regular rate of pay and continues to accrue leave.
This policy is not grievable under the Fayetteville State University Grievance Policy. Please discuss any issues relating to this policy with the Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources.
Partisan Political Involvement
Partisan political activity during State time and the use of State equipment or supplies for any community service are not permitted. Special care must be taken to avoid any possible interpretation that the State is, in fact, permitting time off and in so doing supporting a political candidacy. Political activity must be in accordance with G.S. 126-13 of the State Personnel Act.