Leaves of Absence
Employees are often confronted with difficult choices when they need extended time off or a reduced work schedule. Contact HR to discuss your options, alternatives and solutions to balancing the demands of your work and home life. HR's staff of Leave Case Managers can confidentially assist you with:
- Determining how much time off is available to you
- Applying for lost income replacement through State Disability Benefits or Paid Family Leave
- Preserving your accrued paid time off
- Continuing your health and dental coverage
- Step by step guidelines of how to request time off
It is the responsibility of every employee to contact HR when their personal life circumstances change and they foresee the need for a possible leave of absence. The Leave Case Managers can be reached at email@example.com, or by calling 6195944139.
As provided by law, SDSU Research Foundation grants leaves of absence to all eligible employees on a nondiscriminatory basis. Leaves of absence will be considered in cases of personal or family/designated person disability, domestic violence recovery or prevention, felony crime victims, personal emergency, military duty, jury duty, witness duty, school visitation, an election, firefighter duty, literacy improvement, bereavement and any other leave as required by law. Unless specifically provided otherwise, all leaves of absence are available only on an unpaid basis.
Employees needing time off to care for their own illness, illness of a family member or designated person may be eligible for the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and/or the California Family Rights Act (CFRA). Eligible employees are entitled to take family and medical leaves of absence up to a combined total of 12 weeks in a 12month period.
Who's Eligible For a Leave of Absence?
Fulltime and parttime Regular employees are eligible for a leave of absence once they have completed one year of service at SDSU Research Foundation. In addition, where required by state or federal law, all employees are eligible for a leave of absence before completing one year of service.
To qualify for family and medical leave, under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), an employee must have worked for SDSU Research Foundation for at least 12 months and must have provided at least 1,250 hours of service during the 12month period prior to beginning each leave. SDSU Research Foundation has chosen the rolling 12month period measured backward from the date FMLA begins as its calculation method for determining eligibility.
Subject to any applicable legal restrictions, requests for leaves of absence will be considered on the basis of the employee's length of service, performance, responsibility level, the reason for the request, and SDSU Research Foundation's ability to obtain a satisfactory replacement during the time the employee would be away from work.