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Leave of Absence Process for Medical Conditions


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Step 1: Request Leave

Step 1: Request Leave

Step 1

Step 2: Submit Certification

Step 2: Submit Certification

Step 2

Step 3: Eligibility Verified

Step 3: Eligibility Verified

Step 3

  • UAB Employee Health notifies Leave of Absence (LOA) Team upon verification of medical requirements.
  • LOA Team reviews claim and emails approval or denial of leave to the Employee, Manager and Department Contact.

Step 4: Employee on Leave

Step 4: Employee on Leave

Step 4

  • If approved, Employee goes on leave.
  • Employee must use accrued benefit time before moving to unpaid status.
  • Employee maintains communication with LOA Team (leave@uab.edu), UAB Employee Health and their Department, if there are any changes to condition or expected return date.

Step 5: Return from Leave

Step 5: Return from Leave

Step 5

For Employee Illness Leave and Birth, Adoption, Foster Care Leave:


For Family Illness Leave:

  • Employee/Department Contact notifies LOA Team when employee returns to work.