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Human Resource Management - Leaves of Absence


Subject Area: Benefits
Policy Title: Leaves of Absence
Policy / Procedure No: HRM020
Responsible Office: HRM
Documents Needed: Application for Leave of Absence

PURPOSE: To provide information on the types of leaves of absence and where to obtain the complete leave of absence policy details.


Leaves of absence are designed to assist faculty and staff through times when they are unable to work due to a non-work related illness or injury, the illness of a qualified family member, the birth or adoption of a child or other leaves of absence as noted below. The complete Leave of Absence Policy describes in detail the following leaves and how to apply:

  • Maternity/Adoption Leave
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Military Leave
  • Faculty
  • Other Leaves of Absence without Pay

Leaves of absence are typically unpaid. However, depending on the type of leave requested, employees may be eligible to receive pay for their leave using:

Faculty and Staff who need to request a leave of absence should contact the HRM/Benefits department to discuss eligibility for a particular leave and appropriate forms and approvals which are required.