Wellness Leave

In 2021, the University introduced Wellness Leave, an exceptional additional special leave with pay benefit provided to recognise the sustained professionalism and flexibility our staff demonstrated in 2020 and 2021, particularly in response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In acknowledgement of the continued commitment and contribution from UniSA staff, a further two days of Wellness Leave is available to all continuing and fixed term staff, pro rata’d by employment fraction, to be requested and taken between Monday 4 July 2022 to Thursday 22 December 2022. 

All requests for Wellness Leave must be booked via the myHR portal no later than Thursday 1 December 2022 and must be taken by 22 December 2022 with the approval of the staff member’s line manager.

Staff are reminded that it is important to proactively manage their leave balances across the year and are encouraged to take their recreation leave as soon as possible in the 12 months following its accrual. Information on the leave entitlements available to staff at UniSA can be found here. If you have any questions regarding any leave types, you can AskPTC to find answers directly from our FAQ knowledge base or submit a specific enquiry online through a web-based form.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Continuing and fixed term staff employed by the University as at Monday 4 July 2022 are eligible for Wellness Leave. 

Staff who commence employment in a continuing and fixed term capacity after this date are not eligible for Wellness Leave, however they will still have access to the range of UniSA's other leave entitlements. Professional, security and grounds staff will also be eligible for Accumulated Time Off with pay during the Christmas/New Year closure period.

From Monday 4 July, you can check your Wellness Leave balance in two different ways:

  • You can log into the myHR portal and click on 'Leave Details'
  • Or you can visit My Details and click on the 'Leave' tab.

Both of these methods will also display your current leave balances for Recreation Leave, Personal Leave, Long Service Leave and ERL if applicable.

Information on the leave entitlements at UniSA can be found here.

Wellness Leave is only available for eligible staff to take between Monday 4 July 2022 to Thursday 22 December 2022. Any entitlement not used during this period cannot be carried forward. This is to ensure the benefit is utilised by staff in year to help manage their wellbeing and provide additional in year rest opportunities.

Please remember all Wellness Leave requests must be booked via the myHR portal no later than Thursday 1 December 2022. 

 

Wellness Leave can be used in tandem with other leave types, subject to line manager approval.

Staff are reminded that it is important to proactively manage their leave balances and are encouraged to take their Recreation Leave as soon as possible in the 12 months following its accrual.

Wellness Leave will be allocated to eligible staff based on their employment fraction as at the date of eligibility i.e. 4 July 2022.

Any changes to your working fraction after 4 July 2022 will not affect your allocated balance.