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Leave Options: Special

Special leave is accrued leave with pay to be used when extraordinary circumstances, not caused by the employee, or which could not reasonably be foreseen by the employee, prevent the employee from performing their job or for certain specified reasons as provided in the collective agreement.

Special leave is normally used for the following purposes (not an exhaustive list):

  • Compassionate Leave
  • Illness of dependant
  • Medical and Dental Appointments

Special leave applies to the Yukon Employees' Union, Confidential Employees and Yukon Teachers’ Association.  A similar type of leave exists for the Management Category called Personal Needs Leave (please refer to the definition).