All employees, except academic year faculty, are entitled to four (4) personal days with pay per calendar year to attend to personal matters or religious observances which cannot be reasonably attended to outside of the normal work day. Employees are not required to give a reason as a condition of approval for the use of personal leave. Supervisory approval of a request for use of personal leave, however, must be obtained in advance. Personal days may not be carried forward to the next calendar year. Any days remaining at the end of the calendar year will be forfeited.