Employees may request the use of annual time or unpaid leave for religious observances that are not part of the University Holiday Schedule
. An employee should provide his or her supervisor with adequate notice when requesting paid time off or unpaid leave for this purpose. A supervisor may only deny the use of paid time off or unpaid leave when an employee's absence from work would create an undue hardship on the department's operations. Supervisors should consult with the Human Resources before denying paid time off or unpaid leave for religious observances.