Leave programs

A page within Human Resources


Detailed information about leave time, leaves of absence, and reporting leave can be found by clicking the headings below.

Annual Paid Leave

Eligibility for sick leave, vacation, and personal holiday leave allocation are dependent upon employee type and appointment percentage.

Military Leave

Employees who meet certain requirements are eligible for military leave benefits though the State of Wisconsin.

Catastrophic Leave

The catastrophic leave program allows university employees to voluntarily donate unused leave to co-workers within their employee category who have a catastrophic leave.  Be sure to contact Human Resources if you are considering the use of catastrophic leave.

Family and Medical Leave

The Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Wisconsin Family and Medical Leave Act (WFMLA) provide eligible employees the right to take job-protected leave for FMLA eligible reasons.  Please make an appointment with Michelle Jambois in the Human Resources office for forms and information about FMLA and WFMLA.

Miscellaneous Leave Provisions

Use of leave for the death of a family member, time off to vote, jury duty, election official time off, faculty sabbatical, hostage leave, and bone marrow and human organ donation leave are covered at the link above.

Reporting leave time

Faculty and academic staff are responsible for reporting leave time used in full- and half-day increments (part-time report in 15-minute increments) on their monthly electronic leave reports (reporting instructions on the salaried payroll leave reporting webpage). 

University staff are responsible for reporting leave time in 15-minute increments on their bi-weekly electronic timesheets (reporting instructions available on the hourly payroll webpage).