The University offers a number of different types of professional and personal leave for faculty members. This policy explains the different types of leaves and provides overall guidance regarding leave eligibility, requests, approvals, and the impact of various types of leave on a faculty member’s benefits. The policy also provides a brief explanation of disability or medical leave, leave for individuals on active military duty, leave for individuals serving on a jury, and annual or vacation leave.
Faculty members anticipating the arrival of a baby or young child in their household should consult the section on parental leave in “Faculty Leaves,” above. In addition, they may wish to consult “Planning for Parental Leave: A Guide to Faculty Policies at the University of Virginia.”
Faculty members whose expertise may enable them to provide emergency services during a disaster and faculty members who become the victim of a disaster may be eligible for disaster leave under this policy.
This information site answers frequently asked questions about short-term disability plans for faculty members. The short-term disability plan available to a faculty member is determined by the faculty member’s enrollment in either the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) or an Optional Retirement Plan (ORP). See also “Benefits” above.