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Leave Without Pay

Leave without pay may be granted to an employee for various reasons including:

  • Family and Medical Leave
  • Extended educational purposes
  • Illness
  • Personal reasons
  • Parental leave

At the end of the approved leave, the employee is reinstated to his or her prior position, or one of like status and pay.

Except for situations covered by the University’s Medical Leave policy, the decision to grant leave without pay is made within the sole discretion of appropriate University management. Factors that may be considered in deciding whether to approve a written request include:

  • The employee’s need for the leave
  • The employee’s workload
  • The University’s need to fill the employee’s job
  • The likelihood of the employee returning to work
  • Any other factor the University may deem relevant

Leave without pay may be initially approved for up to three months. The period may be extended in three-month increments, not to exceed a total of 12 consecutive months. An employee must exhaust all accumulated Paid Time Off leave before going on leave without pay. An exception is made for employees going on leave without pay due to illness or injury.

For additional information, see the Leave Without Pay policy  or return to the Leaves and Absences home.