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9.6 Religious Holidays

In instances where a religious holiday occurs outside of the published holiday schedule for the university, twelve-month employees may substitute their religious holidays for other designated holidays whenever possible. When a substitution is not possible, supervisors will work with employees to allow their religious holidays to be observed, with vacation leave charged to the employee’s account. In instances where a religious holiday occurs when classes are in session, department heads will work with faculty to facilitate personal leave for the purpose of observing religious holidays. Department heads are encouraged to support personal leave requests for this purpose. In the situations described above, authorization by the employee’s supervisor must be granted in advance via the appropriate leave request procedures.

Students who wish to be absent to observe a religious holiday during scheduled class times must make arrangements in advance with their instructors. Faculty members will be sensitive to the observance of these holidays.

This policy on religious holidays is in keeping with the University System of Georgia Board of Regent’s policy on religious holidays

Section 3.4.3 Board of Regents Policy Manual 

Section 2.1 of the Board of Regents Academic and Student Affairs Handbook

Approved 14-NOV-2012

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