Leave of Absence Information

The University of Michigan offers a variety of leaves of absence for those who need time to attend to situations in their personal lives. 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

Below, you will find links to various policies, including family and medical leave, and leave for birth of a child.

Leaves of Absence Toolkit

The Leaves of Absence Toolkit provides information and resources to help staff and supervisors with Leaves of Absence. http://hr.umich.edu/loatoolkit/

Family Medical Leave Act

FMLA Tutorial

Leaves of Absence Standard Practice Guide

Sick Time Pay

Leaves of Absence (medical/child care)

Tenure Clock Stoppage (for faculty)

Modified Duties Policy (for faculty)

U-M Staff Handbook - Maternity/Pregnancy


For more information, or for questions specific to your situation:

Faculty: contact Academic HR at (734) 763-8938 and visit www.provost.umich.edu/faculty/family

Campus Staff: contact your unit HR Representative, or Staff HR at hr.umich.edu/staffhr or (734) 763-2387

Health System Staff: contact your unit HR Representative, or Health System HR at (734) 647-5538, press #2

Flint Campus Staff: contact your unit HR Representative at (810) 762-3150

Dearborn Campus Staff: contact your unit HR Representative at (313) 593-5484