Employee Relations and the Office of Faculty Affairs have roles to play in addressing faculty leave. Different policies apply to the various faculty job classes.

Please visit the following website for policies regarding all leave types: https://www.colorado.edu/facultyaffairs/career-milestones/leaves-and-sabbaticals/faculty-leave-information.

Inquiries about faculty leave policies should be directed to the faculty members’ dean’s office for advice on policy and procedures,  since schools and colleges may have varying internal processes for recording and reporting faculty leaves.

After the faculty member consults with their school/college liaison, the liaison will complete this online request on their behalf. 

Faculty Liaisons should submit this online request in coordination with the faculty member requesting the following types of Leave of Absence:

  •  Faculty Request for Leave of Absence
  •  Parental Leave Request for Tenured and Tenure Track faculty
  •  Parental Leave Request for Non-Tenure Track faculty    

 

To submit this online request, you will need the following:

  • Name, Email and Rank/Title for all individuals in the faculty member’s school/college that will review and approve the form.  You can select up to 5 signature lines

  • Name, Email, Rank and Employee ID of faculty member requesting leave of absence

  • Sick leave balance of faculty member (if applicable)

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NOTE: University policy governing parental leave applies to full-time instructors and allows for the use of accrued sick leave to provide care for a faculty member’s child within 12 months of the birth or adoption of a child.  Accrued sick leave may be used for up to a maximum of one semester.  If there is not enough accrued sick leave to cover the semester, an instructor may continue the parental leave for the remainder of the period at half pay with full benefits.

A leave under this policy fulfills the university’s obligations related to the Family Medical Leave (FML) Act.  Faculty taking this type of leave must also submit FML forms.  Faculty should contact their payroll liaisons or dean’s office for assistance with FML requirements.  Contact the Office of Labor Relations at 303-492-0956 for additional information regarding FML.  

NOTE: The parental leave policy for tenured and tenure-track faculty states that within twelve months of the birth or adoption of a child, the primary care-giver may request up to a maximum of one semester’s leave at full pay. No sick leave is used. All untenured faculty will have the timing of their comprehensive and/or tenure reviews delayed by one year. This delay is required for the comprehensive review, but faculty may be reviewed for tenure before the revised tenure date, whenever the standards are met. The Office of the Provost will provide funding to the School/College for one course during the faculty member’s semester of leave. Please note: while there is no limit to the number of paid leaves a TTT faculty member can take, they are limited to two tenure clock stoppages.

A leave under this policy fulfills the university’s obligations related to the Family Medical Leave (FML) Act. Tenured and tenure-track faculty taking this type of leave must also submit FML forms. Faculty should contact their payroll liaisons or dean’s office for assistance with FML requirements. Contact Human Resources (fmla@colorado.edu) for additional information regarding FML (see: https://www.colorado.edu/hr/leave). 

 

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