Leave of Absence - UTime

Leave of Absence: Steps for employees under UTime

  1. Complete and follow the instructions on Request Leave of Absence - UTime Form

  2. Contact Sun Life to initiate your leave request (instructions are on the Sun Life form)
         NOTE:  If your request for leave is Military related, please contact UNH HR Benefits directly.

  3. Stay in touch with Sun Life and HR Benefits!

We recommend that you reach out to the HR Benefits team at HR.Benefits@usnh.edu or call 862-0504 for a review of paid time off benefits available for you.

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 Sun Life to initiate your leave request (instructions are on the Sun Life form)

  • Step Three: Stay in touch!  The HR Benefits team and Sun Life 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

A Leave of Absence is broken into 2 categories:
  • Category 1: What type of Leave you are on.
    It is best to schedule an appointment with the HR Benefits team to discuss the type of leave that applies to your request. You may find that you are on more than one type of leave at the same time.
  • Your Leave of Absence (LOA) will be designated based on your eligibility.   Below are the different types of LOA's. Not all employees are eligible for all types:
Types of Leave of Absence:
Medical Maternity Parental Disability
Military Family Military Personal Family Care
Paternity Jury Duty or Witness Family & Medical Leave (FMLA) Workers' Compensation
  • Category 2:  How you are paid during your leave.
    UNH has paid time off benefits and whether you are paid or not during your leave depends on the paid time off benefits that are available to you.   
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