Personal/Emergency Leave without Pay

Applies to employees in Statewide Bargaining Units (NP-2, NP-3, NP-5, P-2, P-5), UCPEA and Management/Confidential.

Can be taken after exhausting vacation, personal, holiday comp and comp time.

If approved, may be on a position held, or position not held, basis.

Benefits are terminated the first of the month following the leave start date if the leave is greater than 30 days. COBRA benefits are offered. Benefits reenrollment occurs the first of the month following return to work.

Leave time taken will be deducted from service credit for purposes of seniority, longevity and retirement.

The unpaid leave time may stop earned or paid accruals as defined below.

  • NP-5: Not eligible for vacation or sick accruals when more than 3 days are unpaid in a month
  • NP-3: Not eligible for vacation or sick accruals when more than 5 days are unpaid in a month
  • NP-2: Not eligible for vacation accruals when more than 3 days are unpaid in a month; not eligible for sick accruals when more than 5 days are unpaid in a month
  • UCPEA: Not eligible for vacation accruals when more than 3 days (21 hours) are unpaid in a month
  • Management/Confidential: Not eligible for vacation accruals when more than 3 days (24 hours) are unpaid in a month.

Employees are required to apply for long-term leaves of absence through CORE-CT at the UConn employee self-service portal located at http://ess.uconn.edu/.