Long Service Leave is an entitlement that recognises a staff member's length of service with this University. The management of long service leave will be in accordance with the University's policy and procedures for Long Service Leave.
A staff member is entitled to long service leave after seven (7) years of service. Long Service Leave is calculated at the rate of 1.3 weeks for every year of paid service.
184.108.40.206 Notwithstanding sub-clause 3.8.2, a protected staff member, in addition to service credited to the staff member at the time of their commencement with the University, accrues Long Service Leave at the following rates in combination and not separately:
220.127.116.11 Where a staff member is ill or incapacitated while on long service leave for two (2) or more consecutive days, and the staff member produces proof of illness and/or incapacity (such evidence to be consistent with the requirements of sub-clause 3.10.4) the staff member will be placed on paid personal sick leave (where available) and re-credited the equivalent amount of long service leave.
18.104.22.168 Long service leave credits are transferable to the University from other Australian higher education institutions except where a staff member's appointment is externally funded and the grant does not provide for long service leave payment. A staff member will be entitled to have service with previous institutions recognised for the purposes of determining their long service leave entitlement provided that:
3.8.3 The Planning and Taking of Long Service Leave
22.214.171.124 A staff member who is entitled to Long Service Leave will take the leave at a time or times that are mutually convenient to the University. The staff member must give the University six (6) months written notice to take the leave unless the University agrees to a shorter period of notice.
126.96.36.199 A staff member will normally take periods of long service leave in multiples of weeks and may take the leave on full or half pay.
188.8.131.52 In exceptional circumstances, a staff member, upon written request, may be granted approval to take their Long Service Leave for minimum periods of one (1) or two (2) days per week normally for a minimum period of three (3) months. Such circumstances include but are not limited to where a staff member has approval to transition to a pre-retirement contract arrangement.
184.108.40.206 If a staff member has a Long Service Leave entitlement of more than sixteen (16) weeks, the University may provide them with written notice to take up to 12 weeks leave, at a time convenient to the University, provided that:
220.127.116.11 Subject to 18.104.22.168, an academic staff member who has qualified for long service leave is entitled to take long service leave at a time of their choosing, provided that they give the University at least 6 months' written notice of such leave is given or, in the absence of such notice, the University consents.
22.214.171.124 Where an academic staff member has accumulated a long service leave entitlement in excess of 4.5 months, the University may give the staff member written notice to take up to 3 months of such leave, at a time convenient to the needs of the institution, provided that:
3.8.4 Cashing out Long Service Leave
126.96.36.199 In circumstances where a staff member has become eligible for long service leave, that staff member may elect to cash out a portion of their accrued Long Service Leave credits such that either:
188.8.131.52 The staff member will receive payment at the rate equivalent to the amount the staff member would have received for working their ordinary hours during the period of long service leave to be cashed out.
184.108.40.206 In addition to the application to cash out some of their long service leave, the staff member must provide written notice to the University stating that they wish to forego taking the Long Service Leave.
220.127.116.11 If a staff member wishes to forego an entitlement to take an amount of Long Service Leave (in accordance with this clause) the University will pay the staff member, within a reasonable timeframe, the amount of monies the staff member is entitled to receive in lieu of the amount of Long Service Leave.
3.8.5 Payment of Untaken Long Service Leave on Termination
Where a staff member ceases employment with the University after seven (7) years recognised service; or after four (4) years recognised service where the staff member retires at their superannuation preservation age or later (including on the grounds of ill health), or dies; the University will pay to the person or their estate equivalent monies to the amount of accrued Long Service Leave not taken.
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