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Leave options

We all have times when we need to put family responsibilities — or our own health — first. Learn more about your options.

Absence from work

Family and Medical Leave

Family and Medical Leave (FML) is job-protected leave provided by the University for specified family and medical reasons consistent with the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), and California’s Pregnancy Disability Leave Law (PDLL).

The Family and Medical Leave fact sheet covers how Family and Medical Leave works, eligibility requirements, how to arrange for a leave, what happens to your benefits during a leave and how to make the transition back to work.

Leave for pregnancy, childbirth or adoption

The Pregnancy, Newborn and Adopted Child fact sheet can help you get ready for the time you’ll be off work for pregnancy, childbirth or adoption, including setting up your time on leave and making sure your benefits are in order.

Disability leave

As a UC employee, you have a wide range of options for disability coverage. Your Guide to UC Disability Benefits outlines the types of disability coverage that may be available to you, how the plans work together, how to apply and more.

Leaves without pay

Life happens. That’s why one of your benefits is the option to take a leave without pay.