The purpose of this policy is to support activities that enhance and serve communities in which we live and work and the issues that impact quality of life. The intention is to participate in giving back and supporting the community and, within strict guidelines, allow University of the Pacific employees to contribute their time for that effort. At the same time, the University recognizes that participating in these sorts of activities enriches the lives of its employees.
This policy works to provide eligible employees with paid time off to volunteer for community service (“Volunteer Community Service Time”). An employee is eligible to take the equivalent of two regularly scheduled workdays to a maximum of sixteen (16) hours per calendar year (January 1 through December 31) for community activities. Volunteer Community Service Time must be requested in advance and approved by the immediate supervisor and Human Resources.