Procedure 50: Professional Development

Note: The following procedure should be read in conjunction with PPSM 50.

A. General

There is no limit on the amount of training or development time per calendar year, which may be designated as job-required by the department head.

B. Professional Development Leave

Non-probationary career employees are eligible for up to 80 hours (non-exempt) or 10 work days (exempt) release time (pro-rated based on appointment) per calendar year for professional development, which should be career-ladder related.

Requests for exceptions to this limit shall be directed in writing by the department head to the control unit head. The control unit head shall respond in writing.

Unused time may not be accumulated or carried over from calendar year to calendar year.