Leaves of Absence
Duke recognizes that, during a regular staff member's career, circumstances may arise which require prolonged absence from work. Leaves of absence are available for this purpose.
A leave of absence requires the approval of the requesting employee's department.
University Employee Family Medical Leave (FMLA) is for an eligible University employee to care for their own Illness, Injury, Maternity or Paternity Leave.
University Family Member's Medical Leave (FMLA) is for an eligible University employee who needs to care of a family member who has a serious health condition.
Health System Employee/Family Member's Medical Leave (FMLA) is for an eligible Health System employee to care for their own Illness, Injury, Maternity or Paternity Leave or for a family member who has a serious health condition.
Care for Injured Covered Service Member (FMLA) is for an eligible employee who is the spouse, son, daughter, parent or next of kin of a covered service member who is recovering from a serious illness or injury sustained in the line of active duty.
Qualifying Exigency (FMLA) is for an eligible employee with a covered military member serving in the National Guard or Reserves manages their affairs while the member is on active duty in support of a contingency operation.
Personal Leave provides time off for eligible employees for reasons including (but not limited to) specialized experiences, family issues, extenuating personal needs, elective office, or formal studies that result in promoting the interests of Duke and/or the staff member. This type of leave also includes the time off given to any staff with an illness/injury or to those who are pregnant but do not meet the eligibility criteria for Family Medical Leave.
Military Leave is for an eligible employee who is a member of the National Guard or other reserve components of the United States Armed services and called to active duty, attend scheduled reserve service, and/or temporary training duty.
Paid Parental Leave is a benefit for an eligible employee to assist and support new parents in their balancing of work and family matters, Duke provides Paid Parental Leave. This program provides staff with a period of time off for activities related to the care and well-being of their newborn or adopted child(ren).
Effects on Benefits
For more information about how taking a leave of absence will affect your Duke benefits — including health and dental insurance, life insurance, and paid time off — click here.