When possible, it is recommended that you have a conversation about your potential leave with your supervisor. For teaching and research faculty, the supervisor is typically your department chair, a division chief, or a dean.
For employees in the ORP Retirement plan, UNUM will notify your supervisor when you are approved for leave and Short Term Disability.
For employees in the VRS Retirement plan, The Leave team from the HR Solution Center will notify your supervisor of any approvals. UNUM will notify your supervisor of any leave approval.
While it is in your best interest to discuss your upcoming absence with your supervisor, you do not need to reveal any medical or personal details regarding the reason.