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Leave of Absence Types


NOTE: For specific information about the Leaves listed below, refer to the University Rules, HR Policies, and/or the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement.

types of leaves
Types of Leave Description
Academic/Sabbatical Leave (AAUP represented employees)               
An Academic Leave of Absence may be granted by the Provost recommendation of the Dean for purposes of promoting individual faculty development.
Nondisciplinary Administrative Leave An Administrative Leave of Absence may be granted by the Board of Trustees on the recommendation of the President for purposes of intellectual and professional enrichment promising to serve the best interests of the university.
Adoption Leave An employee who adopts a child may be granted a Leave of Absence without pay for a period not to exceed twelve (12) months.

If the employee is eligible and if applicable, the first twelve (12) work weeks of the absence will be designated as Family and Medical Leave (FMLA).
Childrearing Leave An employee may request a Leave of Absence without pay for purposes of childrearing for a period not to exceed twelve (12) months.

If the employee is eligible and if applicable, the first twelve (12) work weeks of the absence will be designated as Family and Medical Leave (FMLA).
Educational Leave Without Pay
An Educational Leave of Absence without pay may be granted at the discretion of the department for a period of up to one (1) year; an extension may be granted for a period not to exceed one (1) additional year.
Medical and Disability Leave Without Pay An employee who is unable to return to work after exhaustion of his/her sick pay, may be placed on a Medical Leave of Absence without pay or a Disability Leave of Absence without pay (refer Leave Donation HR Policy 21-24).
Medical Leave of Absence with Pay (Employee) An employee may be granted a Medical Leave of Absence for medical reasons (including maternity).

If the employee is eligible and if applicable, the first twelve (12) work weeks of absence will be designated as Family and Medical Leave (FMLA).
Medical Leave of Absence With or Without Pay (Family) An employee may be granted a Medical Leave of Absence to provide care for an immediate family member for a period not to exceed six (6) months.

If the employee is eligible and if applicable, the first twelve (12) work weeks of absence will be designated as FMLA (refer Leave Donation HR Policy 21-24).
Military Leave of Absence Full-time and part-time faculty and staff who perform voluntary or mandatory services in the armed services (as defined by USERRA) including service in the Ohio National Guard and in the United States Armed Forces, are entitled to a Military Leave of Absence subject to the limitations and restrictions set forth by federal and state laws and regulations.
Occupational Injury Leave (OIL) (FOP employees) An eligible employee, injured in the line of duty, may be granted an Occupational Injury Leave (OIL).

If the employee is eligible and if applicable, the first twelve (12) work weeks of absence will be designated as FMLA.
Paid Parental Leave (AAUP represented employees only)  An eligible faculty member may apply for a Paid Parental Leave following the birth or adoption of a child under the age of seven (7).

If the employee is eligible and if applicable, the first twelve (12) work weeks of absence will be designated as FMLA.
Personal Leave of Absence Without Pay
An employee may request a Personal Leave of Absence without pay for up to twelve (12) months for personal reasons.
Professional Leave Without Pay (AAUP represented employees) An eligible faculty member may apply for a Professional Leave of Absence for a period from one (1) semester to one (1) full academic year.
Special Leave (AAUP represented employees) A Special Leave of Absence may be granted to eligible employees for various purposes and time periods.

If the employee is eligible and if applicable, the first twelve (12) work weeks of the absence will be designated as FMLA.
An employee who adopts a child may be granted a Leave of Absence without pay for a period not to exceed six (6) months.

If the employee is eligible and if applicable, the first twelve (12) work weeks of the absence will be designated as Family and Medical Leave (FML).

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