What you can expect during your Leave of Absence:
Step One: Complete the Request Leave of Absence - UTime 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 - UTime 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. It is your responsibility to ensure that HR Benefits receives this information.
Step Two: Contact MetLife to initiate your leave request (instructions are on the MetLife form)
Step Three: Stay in touch! The HR Benefits team and MetLife will communicate with you in writing to verify your leave status and to notify you of any additional documentation needed. Your HR Partner and Direct Chair / Supervisor will be copied in each letter from HR Benefits only, to keep them informed.
All Leave of Absences will comply with USNH Policy, State and Federal Laws. FMLA Poster