Employee General Leaves FAQs
This section is designed to address many of the questions that DePaul employees may have regarding Leave of Absence.
Is it my responsibility to inform my manager of my leave?
Yes, it is the employee’s responsibility to notify their managers of a foreseen leave of absence. If unforeseen, the notification of illness should be made to an employee's supervisor as soon as possible and at least within one (1) hour of the start of the scheduled workday. See the policy. The employee is not required to discuss the specifics of illness or medical leave with his/her manager or department the nature of the medical leave.
Do my benefits continue while I am on an approved leave of absence?
Most benefits may continue while on an approved leave of absence as long as the employee pays the appropriate premium level and the employee continues to be eligible for the benefits. The exception is the dependent care flexible spending account. While on leave, participation in the dependent care flexible spending account will automatically cease as of the date the leave of absence begins.
Do my benefits continue while I am on a paid leave of absence?
If you are receiving pay under any of the university policies for sick pay, short-term disability or vacation during your leave of absence your benefits continue during the leave (with the exception of the dependent care flexible spending account). Regular employee premium deductions and contributions will continue through payroll deduction.
Do my benefits continue while I am on an unpaid leave of absence?
If you are not eligible to receive pay under any of the university policies for sick pay, short-term disability or vacation, the leave will be unpaid and you are responsible for paying the employee contribution amount for those benefits that require an employee contribution. This can be done on an after-tax basis by personal check and forwarding such payment to the Human Resources department or by arranging pre-payment via pre-tax (if appropriate) deductions prior to the leave.
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