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Work/Life Balance

Work Life Buildings

Find balance between work and life. DePaul has many great benefits and resources designed to support qualified faculty and staff within the workplace, and outside of it.  This section can be divided into the two main categories in the boxes below: time away from work and resources for you and your family.

Employees may also qualify for great perks like no-interest loans on computer equipment and lots of discounted products and services. Learn more at Employee Extras.


Time away from work

Below, you will find helpful links that address many of the reasons to take time away from work. Whether you need to take a leave of absence or want to plan your vacation, the topics below should address most instances of time away from work. If you can't find something, let us know and we will add it.


Leaves of Absence
Life isn't always predictable. Qualifying faculty and staff have many programs in place to support them during times of illness and injury.

The university also offers support for life events such as the birth or adoption of a child. The pursuit of professional development opportunities may also be aided by a leave.


Planning Time Off
Academic Calendar
See the vacation policy for details
The paid holidays policy details those observed by the university
Illinois School Visitation Rights Act

Resources for you and your family

DePaul offers qualified faculty and staff a variety of resources to help with many of life's events, changes and challenges.


Child and Family Care
The university offers staff flexible scheduling and work week options to manage work and personal demands. Please read the questions below and follow the links of any topics that relate to you.


Employee Assistance Program
This program offers a range of counseling, financial information and legal advising services. This resource is a phone call away, offering guidance on a variety of topics for DePaul faculty and staff. For more information, click here.


Flexible Work Arrangements
The university offers staff flexible scheduling and work week options to manage work and personal demands. For more information, click here.

Still have questions?
Contact Human Resources or call the Benefits Department at 312-362-8232