Personal Leave of Absence

A personal leave of absence is an unpaid leave for a period of 30 calendar days that is not a medical leave. An extension of an additional 30 days may be requested.

While on a personal leave of absence, you may continue participating in the University’s various insurance programs by paying the full amount of the applicable premiums, including the amount normally paid by the University.

You will not accumulate vacation or sick leave while you are on a personal leave of absence. Time spent on a personal leave of absence does not count toward establishing eligibility for any University benefit.

If you go on personal leave, the department may post your position. In other words, you are not guaranteed a position upon the end of your personal leave. However, you may be considered for any available positions for which you are qualified at the time of release to return to work.

Any leave or combination of any University-policy leaves may not exceed six months in any prior 12-month period, unless otherwise required by law.

For more detailed information, go to the Staff Handbook or contact the Office of Human Resources Leave Coordinator at (504) 865-4748.

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