Pay during FMLA leave
Last updated: September 22, 2023
This page applies to all staff, academic personnel, and student employees.
FMLA-covered leave is unpaid unless you use one or more of your time off options while absent. Possible pay continuation options include:
- Sick time off
- Vacation time off
- Personal holiday
- Compensatory time off
- Holiday credit
- Discretionary time off
You may also have the option to take unpaid time off.
If you are a contract covered staff employee, check your collective bargaining agreement to determine if you must use types of paid time off in a particular order.
If you don’t have enough accrued paid time off, you may qualify for the Shared Leave Program. Criteria for shared leave eligibility are different than those for FMLA.