33.1 Policy

The OIST Graduate University recognizes the importance and value of leave in order for employees to have time away from work for a variety of reasons including recreation and physical and mental well-being. The University grants to eligible employees paid and un-paid leave. In addition, the University may instruct employees unable to work for certain reasons to take administrative leave.
The University also recognizes the challenges many employees face in meeting both work and family responsibilities. As an employer, the University believes that adequate and flexible leave policies assist employees in meeting these dual responsibilities and result in higher productivity in the workplace. The University conforms to the Act on the Welfare of Workers Who Take Care of Children or Other Family Members Including Childcare and Family Care Leaves (Childcare and Family Care Leave Act, Act No. 76 of 1991) and all relevant laws and regulations, allowing employees a healthier balance between family and work life. Any harassment or discriminatory treatment for using these programs is prohibited.