Isothermal Community College

Learning College Manual

Human Resources

Other Types of Leave


Administrative leave may be granted by the President. Administrative leave is not cumulative and is granted in accordance with the qualifications/specifics stated at the time administrative leave is authorized. 


A maximum of three (3) days bereavement leave will be granted per occasion at the time of death in the employee's immediate family. Immediate family is defined as spouse/companion, mother, father, sister, brother, son, daughter, mother-in-law, father-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandmother, grandfather, grandson, granddaughter, step-mother, step-father, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, step-brother, step-sister and step-children. Days exceeding bereavement leave must be charged to annual leave,bonus leavecompensatory leave, sick leave or leave without pay as set forth in College policy. 


  1. Jury Duty
    When an employee serves on a jury, the employee is entitled to leave with pay for the period of absence required and is entitled to regular compensation plus fees received for jury duty.
  2. Court Attendance  
    When an employee attends court in connection with his/her College duties, no leave is required. The employee is required to give any fees received as a witness to the College. When an employee is required to attend court on a day the employee would normally be off, the time will be considered as working time and included in the total hours worked per week.

    When an employee is subpoenaed to appear as a witness in a matter where the employee’s appearance is not in connection with his or her College duties, the employee shall be allowed to take annual or compensatory leave or leave without pay. 


The President shall establish paid holidays for all College full-time employees.


The N. C. General Assembly (N.C.G.S. 95-28.3) supports the idea that parent involvement is an essential component of school success and positive student outcomes and has granted leave to state employees who are parents, guardians or persons standing loco parentis of a school-aged student. The College also supports employee involvement in schools and will grant six (6) hours of leave with pay, in a calendar year subject to the following conditions: 

  1. The leave shall be a mutually agreed upon time between the College and the employee.
  2. An employee shall provide their supervisor with a written request at least 48 hours before the time desired for the leave.
  3. The employee’s supervisor may require the employee to furnish written verification from the student's principal or teachers that the employee attended or was otherwise involved at that school during the time of leave.

"School" means any public, private church school, church of religious charter or nonpublic school described in parts 1 and 2 of Article 39 of Chapter 115C of North Carolina General Statutes that regularly provides a course of grade school instruction, preschool or child daycare as defined in N.C.G.S. 110-86(3).

Policy No: 302-03-02BP

Adopted:  June 29, 2010
Amended:  May 24, 2011