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Long-term exceptional leave

The employee can be granted long-term exceptional leave in the following situations:

  • Exceptional leave solely in the employee’s own personal interest; this can be granted unpaid to the employee at his/her own request for a maximum period of six months.

  • Exceptional leave that is also in the general interest in order to provide the employee with the opportunity to perform another job; this can, in principle, be granted unpaid for a maximum period of one year.

  • Exceptional leave, which in the opinion of the Executive Board is mainly in the general interest, in order to provide the employee with the opportunity – other than in permanent employment – to:

    • take a post in an international institution;
    • take a post on behalf of the Netherlands Antilles;
    • work temporarily as an expert for a foreign power.

      This leave can be granted, in principle, unpaid for a period of no more than three years.

  • An employee who has been appointed as a salaried director of an employees’ association of a central or international organisation may be granted a maximum of two years unpaid exceptional leave.

There is no accrual of normal leave entitlement during the period of exceptional leave. Conditions can be attached to the leave under (a), (b), and (c).

Any employee who does not resume his/her work in a timely fashion at the end of the period of long-term exceptional leave granted to him/her, without this leave having been extended, is deemed to have handed in his/her resignation. This does not apply if the employee – within a reasonable period – provides the head of the organisational unit with valid reasons for not resuming his/her work and the head of the organisational unit considers this explanation plausible. In that case, the leave will be extended until the aforementioned valid reasons cease (ceased) to exist.