Your Benefits Advisor
- Vicki Adney
- Iris Price
Learn about NAU's Parental Leave Benefits
Leaves of Absence
If not on an approved leave of absence time away from work could be considered an unauthorized absence.
Reasons for a LOA
Eligible employees may request a LOA for reasons including:
- the employee’s health condition
- to care for a spouse, parent, or dependent child
- birth or bonding with a child
- military service and training
- bone marrow or organ donation
- personal reasons including education
Family Medical Leave
Family Medical Leave (FMLA) is available to eligible employees who may need to take time away from work due to personal illness, family illness or other qualified family matters. An eligible employee may request a total of twelve weeks of FMLA during any 12-month period.
You may be eligible to request a FMLA leave if you:
- have worked for the university for a continuous period of not less than one year, and
- have worked at least 1,250 hours in the prior 12-month period.
Review your FMLA Rights and Responsibilities.
How to request a LOA
You request a leave of absence by completing the online Leave of Absence Request form. Human Resources will evaluate your request and notify you if you are eligible for a FMLA or approved time off under another type of leave of absence.
Rules to remember
- Whenever possible you should request a leave of absence at least 30 days in advance.
- If the LOA is unplanned, you should follow your department’s call-in procedure.
- You should talk to your supervisor about your LOA request, so your department can plan for your time away from work.
- Be sure to provide your supervisor and Human Resources your contact information.
- You need response to inquiries from your supervisor and Human Resources promptly.
- Human Resources will communicate to you through your work email. If you need to use another type of communication, please inform your leave advisor.
Most LOAs provide unpaid time away from work, but there are several ways for an employee to replace some or all of their normal income while on a LOA.
- Paid Time Off: Sick, vacation or compensatory time.
- Disability Payments: Short term and long-term disability.
- Workers Compensation: Worker’s compensation benefits.
- Compassionate Transfer of Leave: Donated vacation time. Review policy for details
Reporting time away from work
All time way from work should be reported on your timesheet on LOUIE.
- You should use the specific time ‘LOA” reporting codes when on a leave of absence.
- If you do not have enough paid time off to cover your standard hours for any pay period, you should report leave without pay.
Still have questions??
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