1. OVERVIEW and DEFINITIONS
This brochure provides information about family care issues and policies at The University of Arizona. The answers to the assembled list of frequently asked questions are based on Federal and University of Arizona policies outlined in the University Handbook for Appointed Personnel (UHAP). The University is committed to providing a family-friendly workplace by supporting employees in their efforts to balance their work and family lives. This brochure offers brief overviews of the policies outlined in UHAP and outlines the various options available to employees in their attempts to integrate their family and professional lives.
Definitions of Temporary Alternative Duty Assignment (TADA) and Family and Medical Leave (FML):
The two main policies available to appointed personnel for family care issues are the Temporary Alternative Duty Assignment (TADA) and Family and Medical Leave (FML) policies. These policies provide eligible employees with leave and/or work assignment flexibility needed while affected by certain family or personal circumstances as described below.
1) What is Temporary Alternative Duty Assignment (TADA) and who is eligible?
• Temporary Alternative Duty Assignment allows employees and supervisors to work out and agree on the assignment of alternative duties for up to 16 weeks in order to enable employees to remain on active duty employment while affected by the following circumstances (see UHAP Chapter 8):
• birth of the employee’s child and to care for the newborn child;
• or a child’s placement with the employee for adoption or foster care;
• or to care for a partner, child or parent with a serious health condition.
• If the employee’s FTE remains unchanged, he or she is compensated at the same rate of pay for all hours... [continues]
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