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 permits Wellness Leave to support our employees in regular physical fitness activities.

To begin using Wellness Leave:

  1. Review HOP 3.3.1 Leave Policy, Sec. 9;
  2. Download the Wellness Leave Agreement;
  3. Complete your portion of the agreement;
  4. Submit the agreement to your manager for approval; and
  5. Send the approved agreement to the Office of Talent and Innovation and your department timekeeper.