University of Michigan Leaves of Absence Toolkit

Welcome to the University of Michigan’s Leaves of Absence Toolkit.  This site will provide information and resources to help staff and supervisors with Leaves of Absence.

Leaves of Absence are granted for the following reasons:

  • Care for a newborn or newly adopted child
  • Care for a seriously ill family member
  • Employee's personal medical condition
  • Employee's military service
  • Employee's child, spouse or parent is called to active duty
  • Employee's care for covered service member with serious injury or illness
  • Employee's education
  • Employee's government service
  • Employee's personal reasons
  • Employee's long-term disability
  • Employees holding seasonal appointments are eligible for a Seasonal Leave of Absence

In this toolkit you will find several resources all designed to help you with the Leave of Absence Process:

  • The Time-Off Navigator provides information on eligibility for time-off based on job title and years of service with the university
  • The Leave Checklists are printable checklists for different types of leaves, outlining steps for staff and supervisors
  • The Forms page contains the forms referenced on the Leave of Absence Checklists
  • The Contacts and Links pages provide phone numbers and websites for more help with Leaves of Absence
  • The FAQ page lists answers to many frequently asked questions regarding Leaves of Absence, including benefits on leave, the Family and Medical Leave Act and questions and answers for department administrators

A special note to Faculty, Graduate Students and Fellows: while some of the information on this site may be applicable, your appointment with the university provides for special leave entitlements not included on this site.  Assistance can be provided by the Academic Human Resources Office, Phone: (734) 763-8938,