B.3 Wages and Benefits

During a leave of absence for the employee’s own serious health condition, faculty will be provided full salary continuation. This salary continuation will be in effect for the period of recuperation, not to exceed six months. Payments will occur on the monthly pay schedule.

For the duration of leave under this policy, the College will maintain the employee’s health coverage under any group health plan. Such benefit continuation will be for a maximum of six months annually. Any employee contributions to the health plan must be maintained during the leave to maintain coverage. Employees who fail to return from a leave will be obligated to reimburse the College for the cost of the College paid health coverage, except when the employee’s failure to return is due to the continuation, recurrence or onset of a serious health condition which would entitle the employee to medical or family leave or other circumstances beyond the employee’s control.