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Leaves of Absence

The University is committed to supporting employees in maintaining work and life balance. 

The leave of absence policies found in the Staff Handbook are designed to support employees in need of time off from work for a qualified leave of absence and to comply with State and Federal leave laws.  

The policies in the Staff Handbook are a guide for supervisors and managers to maintain consistency and equity in the application of University policies. 

For more information call Workforce Management at (504) 865-5280 and ask for Employee Support Services. 

 

Quick Reference

Staff Handbook Leave of Absence Policy Updates as of June 15, 2010


What’s New in the Policy

Pregnancy Leave (Updated)

                        Medical documentation required

                        WFMO to notify supervisor and employee of leave status

                        Continuation of benefits at active employee rate during leave

                        Extension of leave up to 4 months with medical documentation

                        Fitness for duty upon return to work required

 

Military Leave (Updated)

                        Regular military leave is less than 30 days

                        Extended military leave is more than 30 days

                        Pay differential provision included

                        Use of eligible vacation to avoid pay interruption allowed

                        Updated USERRA information

                        Length of leave is up to 6 months (cumulatively)

                        Employee to notify supervisor and WFMO of the need for leave

                        Military documentation required

                        Continuation of benefits at active employee rate during leave

 

Personal Leave (Revised)

                        Dean, Director or Department Head approval required

                        Requests for leave must be in writing

                        Duration of leave up to 30 days per request

                        Extension of leave request may not exceed a period of 30 days per request

                        Length of leave is up to 6 months (cumulatively)

                        Introductory employees no longer exempted from leave

 

Family and Medical Leave (Updated)

                        Added active duty military for qualifying exigencies

                        Updated definition of serious health condition

                        Fitness for duty upon return to work required

 

Non‐FMLA Medical Leave (New)

                        New leave to provide for employee’s own serious health condition

 

 

WFMO, University Square, 200 Broadway, Suite 120, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5280 wfmo@tulane.edu