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E. Professional Development and Training
2. Staff Development and Training opportunities are specifically job-related and may take the form of training sessions, workshops, or seminars.
2.1 Using the USNH Tuition Benefit Plan or taking courses at other institutions will generally not be considered professional development and training unless specifically denoted in the employee's job agreement or so designated by the GSC Dean.
2.2 Participation in a Staff Development and Training session, workshop, or seminar requires the approval of the employee's supervising Dean or Director.
2.3 Generally, employees engaged in a professional development and/or training activity are not required to make up the time away from their normal job responsibilities if the activity meets at least one of the following criteria:
2.3.1 The activity is specifically job-related as designated by the supervising Dean or Director;
2.3.2 The activity is at the express request of the Dean or Director;
2.3.3 The activity is required in order to fulfill the requirements of the currently held position.
2.4 Staff members in trainee appointments are not generally required to make up the time away from their normal job responsibilities if the activity is required to attain the minimum qualifications of the currently held position.
2.4.1 Whether such time away from normal job responsibilities will be counted as part of the workday shall be articulated in a written agreement with the trainee appointment.
2.5 In all cases considered under GSC V.E.2, time will be accounted for in compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act. See USY V.E.2.4.