Wellness Leave

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As a result of the 2007, 80th Legislature, the State Employee Health and Fitness Act of 1983 was amended by House Bill 1297 to allow more flexibility to state agencies for administering their wellness program, including to allow employees 30 minutes during normal working hours for exercise three times each week.

UT System Administration has created the Wellness Leave policy to support regular physical fitness of our employees and is detailed in Sec. 5 of INT 185.  To begin using Wellness Leave, visit the Policy Library on UT4U to review the terms of the policy, then go to the Office of Human Resources SharePoint site to download the form.