What you can expect during your Leave of Absence:
Step One: Complete the Request Leave of Absence - CBA Form 30 days in advance of your leave request begin date and submit to your direct supervisor / chair for review and processing. Your direct supervisor / chair must provide the Request Leave of Absence - CBA Form to HR Benefits which will allow for your benefits to be researched. You will be notified of your leave benefits and any additional information that is needed. It is understood this advance notice may not be possible for unforeseen leaves and/or emergencies.
Step Two: Ensure all supporting certification is received by HR Benefits by the date noted on your leave request form. It is your responsibility to ensure that HR Benefits receives this information. Your Leave of Absence cannot be approved without supporting certification. Certification Form’s A-D (see links above) provide the information needed to support and determine your leave type.
Step Three: Stay in touch! The HR Benefits team will send you a letter to verify your leave status and to notify you of any additional documentation needed. Your role is to respond to each letter by providing any information and/or documentation that is needed within the time frame noted. Your HR Partner and Direct Chair / Supervisor will be copied in each letter to keep them informed.
All Leave of Absences will comply with USNH Policy, State and Federal Laws. FMLA Poster