Texas Tech University offers several types of Leave available for eligible employees. Leave eligibility and approval will vary depending on the circumstances of leave. For questions regarding your leave benefits, contact Human Resources Talent Management at firstname.lastname@example.org or 806-742-3650. Additional information regarding the various types of leave available can be found below:
Family and Medical Leave
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles eligible employees to take unpaid job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons. Texas Tech University requires eligible employees to complete all necessary paperwork (including FMLA applications and certification forms) for any absence from work due to a qualifying reason under the FMLA. Employees who take Family and Medical Leave (FML) must use any sick and vacation leave accruals concurrently with the FML. Once all eligible accrued leave hours have been exhausted, the employee may enter into leave without pay. More...
Parental leave is for employees who are not eligible for leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) for:
- The birth of a child, or
- The adoption or foster care placement of a child younger than 3 years of age.
Employees eligible for Parental Leave are entitled up to 12 weeks of leave, and are required to use any eligible sick leave and vacation leave while on Parental Leave. Once all accrued leave hours have been exhausted, the employee will enter into leave without pay.
Employees eligible for Parental Leave must submit the application for Parental Leave as well as the following documentation:
Birth of a Child
The Certification of Physician or Practioner for Parental Leave must be submitted at least 30 days in advance.
Adoption or Foster Care Placement
The Adoption/Foster Care Placement Certification must be submitted at least 30 days in advance or in as much notice as practicable (within 2 business days).
- TTU OP 70.32 Family and Medical Leave and Parental Leave
- Application for Parental Leave
- Certification of Physician or Practioner for Parental Leave
Sick Leave Pool
The Sick Leave Pool is intended to assist an employee and his or her immediate family in dealing with catastrophic illnesses or injuries that force them to exhaust all available leaves. Requests for Sick Leave Pool should be made prior to exhausting all eligible sick and vacation leave accruals. In addition, if the employee requesting Sick Leave Pool is also eligible for leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the employee must submit both FMLA and Sick Leave Pool forms. To be considered for Sick Leave Pool, the employee must meet the definition of a regular employee: an employee that works at least 20 hours per week and is not be employed in a position for which the employee is required to be a student as a condition of employment. More...
Employees who meet the definition of a regular employee may be eligible for leaves of absence, other than holiday, vacation, family and medical, parental, leave without pay, sick, and sick leave pool. More...
Leave Without Pay