University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources

Personal Leave of Absence

The University provides the opportunity for employees to request unpaid leaves of absence from their jobs. Departments have full authority to approve or deny a personal leave of absence.

Policies, rules and contract language governing unpaid personal leaves of absence without pay vary by employee group. For more details about unpaid leaves of absence by employee group—including eligibility, approval process, and reinstatement to your position upon returning from a leave of absence—review the policy for your employee group.

How a Leave May Affect Your Benefits

Before requesting a personal leave of absence, you may want learn more about how your benefits might be affected. Some benefits will end while you are on leave, while others you may be able to continue.

Benefits during a Personal Leave of Absence