Leaves of Absence

This toolkit provides information and resources to help staff and supervisors with Leaves of Absence.

Unpaid 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

Paid leaves are available for eligible faculty and staff for recovery from childbirth and to bond with a new child following birth or placement for adoption, foster care or legal guardianship.

The toolkit provides these resources to help you with the Leave of Absence Process:



Leaves of Absence Contact Information:

Benefits Contacts

Shared Services Center, Telephone: (734) 615-2000 option 1, Email: [email protected].

Central Payroll and Timekeeping Contacts

For Sick and Vacation Accrual/Balance Questions email: [email protected] or call (734) 615-2000, option 2

General Questions

Faculty: contact Academic HR at (734) 763-8938 and visit the Provost website

Ann Arbor Campus Staff: contact your unit HR Representative, or Staff HR or call (734) 763-2387

Michigan Medicine Staff: contact your unit HR Representative, or Michigan Medicine 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

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. For assistance, contact Academic Human Resources, Phone: (734) 763-8938.