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Firefighting Leave|Human Resources - Employee Benefits

Employees of the University of Wyoming who are responsible for firefighting support in efforts to combat extensive fires are asked to comply with the following directives:

  • University of Wyoming employees who are activated through the National Guard will be permitted to take the following types of leave: fifteen days of military leave (if not already utilized), emergency leave with pay (up to four weeks), vacation, compensatory time, and leave without pay.
  • Civilian university employees, with prior permission of their divisional vice president, will be permitted to take the following types of leave: emergency leave with pay (up to four weeks), vacation, compensatory time, and leave without pay. Appropriate documentation of volunteer service will be required.

Supervisors should request advice from the University General Counsel if volunteers are to be paid from federal funds. Questions regarding this policy should be directed to Human Resources Benefits Office.

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