Leaves and Absences

Wake Forest University recognizes the need for individuals to take time away from work and provides resources to assist them during their absences. Managers are responsible for approving requests for leaves in a manner that balances the operational and service needs of the department with the time-off preferences and needs of the individuals.

Types of leaves and absences include:

*PTO is subject to departmental approval


The Paid Time Off policy was revised July 2013.  Updates were communicated via:

  • Campus Connections: April 25, 2013
  • Staff Advisory Council: May 30, 2013 and April 22, 2014
  • InsideWFU: April 25, 2013, May 3, 2013, and May 29, 2013
  • Strategic Resources Initiative Report: Spring 2014