Leave

Annual Leave

Annual leave is paid leave earned and available for use by eligible employees that may be used for any purpose. Requests for annual leave must be pre-approved by the employee’s supervisor. Please read leave policy for details.

Holiday Leave

Holiday leave is a paid leave available to regular employees for the observance of certain holidays, in accordance with the university’s official holiday calendar. Eligible regular employees earn 14 days of Holiday Leave per year, 15 in a year of a general or Congressional election. Please read leave policy for details.

Personal Leave

Eligible employees are granted 3 Personal Leave days per calendar year, to be used for any purpose. Nonexempt requires prior approval of the supervisor; exempt requires the supervisor be provided prior notification. Please note that only 12-month regular faculty earns personal leave. Please read leave policy for details.

Sick Leave

Sick leave is paid leave granted to regular employees in an effort to provide some protection against the loss of earnings due to absences for certain health and related reasons. A full-time regular employee earns sick leave at the rate of 15 days per year (4 hours and 37 minutes each pay period). Please note that sick leave earning for 9-month faculty is prorated based on an academic year. Please read leave policy for details.

Sick & Safe Leave

The University recognizes the importance of achieving a healthy balance between work and family obligations and is committed to supporting our employees through certain measures to promote a “family-friendly” environment.  Therefore, in accordance with the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act, a paid Sick and Safe Leave (SSL) is available to eligible employees to be used under the certain conditions.

For more information see the Sick and Safe Leave page.

Parental Leave

The UMD Policy on Parental Leave for Staff is a family-friendly policy intended to help staff balance the demands of work and family following the birth or adoption of a child.  Parental Leave is a leave assurance policy that can provide eligible regular staff with at least one (1) year of service a period of up to eight (8) weeks of leave for the birth or adoption of a child during the first six (6) months following birth or final placement for adoption.

For more information see the Parental Leave page.

Advanced Sick Leave (ASL)

ASL is a benefit offered to eligible employees who sustain a temporary, recoverable illness, injury or serious disability or are eligible for Parental Leave (VII-7.49(A) University of Maryland Policy on Staff Parental Leave Policy and Other Family Support).

For more information see the Advanced Sick Leave page.

Family Medical Leave (FML)

The University recognizes the importance of achieving a healthy balance between work and family obligations and is committed to supporting our employees through certain measures to promote a “family-friendly” environment. The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law designed to help employees balance the demands of the workplace and the needs of their families by allowing for unpaid job and benefits protected leave for certain family and medical reasons.

For more information see the Family Medical Leave page.