What does administrative leave mean?

Definitions for administrative leave

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  1. administrative leave(Noun)

    A leave of absence under unusual circumstances, especially such leave that is enforced during a disciplinary investigation.


  1. Administrative leave

    Administrative leave is a temporary leave from a job assignment, with pay and benefits intact. Generally, the term is reserved for employees of non-business institutions such as schools, police, and hospitals. Usually, an employee is placed on administrative leave when an allegation of misconduct is made against an employee, either by a coworker, student or parent, an alleged victim or police officer. During the leave, employers may investigate the situation before determining an appropriate course of action. Administrative leave does not in itself imply that an employee will be disciplined or even that an allegation is credible, which is why pay and benefits are not discontinued. It simply allows the employer to investigate the situation, maintaining the employee's present status while at the same time removing them from the environment, eventually leading to either their return or termination. Other reasons that an employee may be placed on administrative leave may include protecting sensitive information or resources or to remove an employee who may be behaving disruptively pending assessment of a situation. Police officers are routinely placed on administrative leave after a shooting incident while an investigation is conducted, without implying fault on the part of the officer.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of administrative leave in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of administrative leave in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tustin Amole:

    That teacher has been placed on administrative leave. The police have been notified.

  2. Secret Service:

    At this time, the individual has been placed on administrative leave pending further investigation.

  3. Tustin Amole:

    Either way, the teacher should never have tolerated it, that teacher has been placed on administrative leave. The police have been notified.

  4. Gentle Blythe:

    The school immediately contacted the parent of the involved student and SFUSD placed Mr. Tobar on paid administrative leave while thedistrict conducted a thorough investigation.

  5. Michael Smith:

    I want to be very clear that Domnguez’s forthcoming retirement does not change the full and fair process of review that is currently underway, he remains on administrative leave until it is concluded.

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