Human Resources > Leave FAQ for Managers

Leave FAQs for Managers

This section is designed to address many of the questions that DePaul managers may have regarding Leave of Ab​sence.

While an employee is on leave, he/she has been deemed unable to work and therefore should not be performing any work‐related tasks from home.
No, a manager and fellow employees should not ask about the individual’s medical condition or reason for leave of absence.
FMLA is an unpaid leave of absence, but the university policy allows the employee to use accrued sick, vacation, or floating holidays during the period of FMLA leave. In addition, an FMLA leave may run concurrently with short‐term disability leave. If the employee is on an approved short‐term disability leave, the salary is continued through the university’s short‐term disability budget.

During this time period, the manager may consider hiring a temporary employee to assist with the department workload. For additional information on hiring a temporary employee, contact the Talent Acquisition Team online or call (312) 362-6855 or your designated recruiter.

If an employee contacts you directly with a request to extend or shorten the scheduled end date of the leave, you should contact the Benefits Team online or call (312)362-8232.

If an employee does not return to work on the scheduled end date and you have not been notified of an approved change to the leave end date, contact the Benefits Team online or call (312) 362-8232 immediately.

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