Decision Maker Response

Diane O'Dowd’s response

Diane O'Dowd
Vice Provost, Academic Personnel, UC Irvine

Oct 1, 2019 — Thank you for your comments and feedback. All of us at UCI acknowledge Andrew’s important contributions to our university.

Andrew’s leave approval was based on clear policies, governed by the union contract, that are applied fairly throughout the university.

We also understand the difficulty of this situation and our administration is eager to help in the best way we can. To this end we are extending our catastrophic leave policy to allow Andrew to receive direct donations of vacation time from other employees.

Many of our leadership team with accrued vacation hours have offered to donate their time to provide full compensation to Andrew during his current leave, that has already been approved.

We all wish Andrew a smooth and quick recovery.