Employee Leaves for Faculty and Staff

Attention: Graduate Employees

Graduate employees (GEs) are not eligible for the Federal Medical Leave Act or the Oregon Family Leave Act. Refer to Graduate Employee Family and Medical Leave webpage for information about GE leave options.

Employees need time away from work in various situations. Whether it’s time off from work to take care for a new child, or deal with a serious health situation involving a family member or themselves, employees should request the time that they need from their supervisor. Below you’ll find the different types of employee leaves along with the university forms to complete the paperwork. 

If you take time intermittently or work a reduced work schedule, you must be able to perform the essential functions of your job while you are at work. If you are unable to perform your job responsibilities while at work, you may be required to take continuous leave.

Supervisors must notify Human Resources so the proper documentation can be sent to the employee requesting leave. If you have questions after reviewing the infomation in these pages, please contact the leaves coordinators in Human Resources for more information at 541-346-2950 or HRLeaves@uoregon.edu.

Oregon Paid Family and Medical Leave

Paid Leave Oregon is a state-mandated program that ensures individuals, employers, and families — of every kind — have the time and support they need to care for themselves and their loved ones when life's important moments affect their health and safety. This program provides paid leave for the birth or adoption of a child, you or a loved one's serious illness or if you experience sexual assault, domestic violence, harassment, or stalking. 

The University of Oregon’s Paid Leave Oregon program is called Oregon Paid Family and Medical Leave. The UO has contracted with The Standard to administer a plan that meets program requirements and cost-sharing contribution rates set by the state. 

Visit the Paid Family and Medical Leave webpage for more information.

Types of Leave

Select the type of leave needed for more information and instructions:

Protected Leave Request Form

If your leave is not associated with Oregon Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) or you reside outside the state of Oregon, please complete this form to apply for protected leave.

Protected Leave Request Form