Skip to main content

Leaves of Absence

Family Medical Leave Act

In general, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that provides up to 12 weeks unpaid, job-protected leave to employees for certain family and medical reasons. Kentucky State Government also offers enhanced Family Medical Leave (FML) benefits in some areas. 

To be eligible for family and medical leave, an employee must have:

  1. Completed at least twelve months of state service; and 
  2. Worked or been on paid leave for at least 1,250 hours in the twelve months immediately preceding the first day of family and medical leave.    

Employee Sick Bank 

The purpose of the sick bank is to provide all regular, full-time university employees with shortterm disability protection in the event they are personally subject to a catastrophic illness or injury and face a hardship because they do not have adequate accumulated leave time or other means of income. It is not intended to encourage or reward the abuse or inappropriate use of sick leave. Requests for care of family members including spouse, parents and dependent children will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Donations to the sick leave bank of 1-5 days can be made using the link below. The donating Employee must retain at least 10 of their own sick leave days in their balance.

Military Leave

An employee is entitled to time off at full pay for certain types of active or inactive duty in the National Guard or as a Reserve of the Armed Forces.

Faculty Leave

Please contact the Provost's Office for more information about requesting faculty leave. For more information, please view the Faculty Handbook.

Open /*deleted href=#openmobile*/