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Texas Woman's University Staff Handbook
Employee Benefits: Volunteer Firefighter Leave

An employee who is a volunteer firefighter shall be granted a leave of absence with pay not to exceed 5 days each fiscal year (September 1 through August 31) to attend training schools conducted by state agencies.

TWU employees who are volunteer firefighters may be granted paid leave for responding to emergency fire situations. The paid leave for emergency fire situations does not reduce the employee's vacation time or sick leave. Volunteer firefighters may also be granted time off for related training.

Employees are responsible for notifying their immediate supervisor of their status as a volunteer firefighter. The employee is responsible for notifying his or her supervisor immediately, if possible, of the impending absence or as soon as practical. Appropriate documentation of the reason for the absence may be required.

Please refer to TWU 3.16 "Volunteer Firefighters Leave of Absence with Pay" for additional information

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