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What are leaves of absence used for?

Leaves of absence are used to help employees retain their employment rights and benefits. A leave of absence without pay may be granted when such leave is for prolonged illness or injury, or for any exceptional personal or institutional reason.

A leave of absence may be granted only after vacation and sick leave have been used. However, this policy does not require using personal days be used, except under the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Reviewed 2015-12-21