Absence from Work

In this section, you’ll find information to guide you about the various types of time away from your work at the university, including holidays and season days, vacation time, sick time and extended sick time, support available during periods of illness or injury, family, medical and other types of leaves of absence and emergency reductions in operations due to weather, natural disaster or other circumstances.

There are primarily two different ways the university provides paid time off for vacation, illness and other absences from work. One way is through Paid Time Off (PTO) plans, predominantly used to cover Michigan Medicine employees (excluding Medical School) and employees covered by collective bargaining agreements (CBA’s). The other way is through the university’s vacation and sick time policies which cover most other employees.