HR Operations

Watch this page! Information will be updated with the launch of Workday and the Integrated Service Center (ISC) on June 27, 2017.

As of June 19, 2017, the current UW payroll system (HEPPS; OPUS) and other legacy systems, including Employee Self Service (ESS) and OWLS, will no longer accept edits and will be converted to read-only in preparation for Workday go-live. Learn more about how you can get ready for Workday by visiting the HR/Payroll Modernization Program website.

Temporary pregnancy and childbirth disability leave

Temporary pregnancy and childbirth disability leave is available to birth mothers for prenatal and postpartum medical needs. Most often, this leave is used the six weeks immediately following childbirth (eight weeks if the birth is by caesarean section). Additional leave may be approved if you have complications and your health-care provider recommends a longer period.

Temporary pregnancy and childbirth disability leave is a designation, not a type of accrued leave.

For birth mothers, temporary pregnancy disability leave is in addition to parental leave. Once through your recovery period, you may take parental leave to bond with your new child.

Requesting leave

Request leave by following your department’s usual leave request procedure. In addition, you must submit a health-care provider certification form to your leave specialist (not to your supervisor).


Medical centers


To continue your pay during temporary pregnancy and childbirth disability leave, you may use:

  • Sick leave
  • Annual leave
  • Personal holiday
  • Compensatory time
  • Discretionary leave

You also may have the option to take leave without pay.