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Leave and Disability

Learn about University of Rochester leave policies, access reference tools, documents, and any relevant forms.

Options for taking time away

If you need to take time away from work to care for yourself, to care for someone else, or for another reason, there are several options available. Review the information below to learn about the types of leave available, to complete applicable forms, and to prepare for your time out of the office. Options may vary based on your eligibility.


Changes to Leave Plan Designation Terminology

The University’s leave and disability plans have historically been linked to an employee’s pay grade. To align with our new job structure launched on January 31, 2024, the University’s paid leave policies have been updated with new terminology used to designate leave plans. The plans remain the same and there is no impact to staff.

A young woman holding a baby in front of a ferris wheel at the University of Rochester's Meliora Weekend

maternity leave

Parental and maternity resources

As a new parent, you have different leave options available to you to care for and bond with your child. Depending on your circumstances, these may include Short-Term Disability, Paid Family Leave, and Family Medical Leave (FMLA). Get help understanding your options.

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If you have questions about all types of leave eligibility, policy details, or other aspects of these benefits, or need to submit any forms, reach out to your human resources team.

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