Ohio University

Unpaid Leaves

The following briefly describes the types of unpaid leave currently available at Ohio University. For detailed information visit:

Educational

Classified employees have two years and administrators have one year of unpaid leave to further their education. University health benefits are not available during leave but the employee may elect COBRA coverage.

Medical

Unpaid leave in conjunction with unpaid FMLA not to exceed six months is available for the employee only, health benefits continue if premiums are paid.

Military

Unpaid leave (beyond 176 hours or 22 days of paid leave) granted in accordance with state and federal laws to employees who are inducted or otherwise required to enter military service or active duty, health benefits continue if leave is by executive order

Classified employees should refer to Policy #41.127.

Personal

Administrators, non-bargaining and bargaining unit employees may take up to six months of unpaid leave for personal reasons. University health benefits are not available during leave but the employee may elect COBRA coverage.

Administrative employees should refer to policy #40.027, non-bargaining classified employees policy #40.033 and AFSCME and FOP members their Collective Bargaining Agreements.