Employee Guide to Leaves of Absence

Need to take time off and don't know where to start? Review the options below, decide which one best fits your needs and follow the links for next steps and additional information on the various leave programs available to UAB employees.

Keep in mind...

  • FMLA/Non FMLA: FMLA is not a type of leave. FMLA is an unpaid job protection offered by the federal government to protect your job while away from work (for certain eligible types of employees and certain eligible conditions).
  • Paid/Unpaid: All leave is considered unpaid and employees are expected to use their accrual balances while away. For certain conditions/reasons, you may be eligible for paid time.
  • Refer to the Leaves of Absence Table for more information.

Employee Illness

Employee Illness Leave

  • A serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform the functions of his or her job.
Family Illness

Family Illness Leave

  • To care for immediate family members (spouse, sponsored adult dependent, child, child of a sponsored adult dependent or parent) with a serious health condition.
Birth, Adoption, Foster Care

Birth, Adoption, Foster Care Leave

  • Birth of a child and to bond with a child within one year of birth.
  • Placement with the employee of a child for adoption or foster care and to bond with the newly placed child within one year of placement.
Other Leaves

Other Leaves

  • Military Leave
  • Living Donor & Bone Marrow Leave
  • Sabbatical Leave
  • Education Leave
  • Personal Leave