Policy 5.45 - Personal Observance Leave

Southeastern Community College supports a work environment that fosters respect and values all people regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or veteran or National Guard status. The College is committed to seeking opportunities to promote diversity and inclusion at all occupational levels of the workforce through Equal Employment Opportunity (“EEO”) initiatives.

The College strives to be an employer of choice, including recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and creating an inclusive environment. The College employs a robust and diverse workforce and because of the diversity of SCC employees, there are many different days of cultural or religious significance in our workforce. Moreover, some employees may have days of personal significance that are their own, outside of any cultural or religious tradition. Southeastern Community College seeks to ensure that employees have an opportunity to observe these days of personal, cultural, or religious importance. As such, the Southeastern Community College Board of Trustees authorizes one day (8-hours) of Personal Observance Leave to all eligible employees.

Adopted: July 19, 2022