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Faculty Leave of Absence

Western Michigan University’s faculty have a variety of leaves of absence. Some leaves may require specific stipulations, and the Chair and Dean should consult with the Provost prior to making any commitment with the faculty member. Please refer to Article 27 in the current Western/WMU-AAUP Collective Bargaining Agreement to ensure the correct guidelines are followed.

Examples of Leave:

A Faculty Request for Leave of Absence form must be completed for the following types of leave:

  1. Personal
  2. Political Office
  3. Professional
  4. Military

A Faculty Transaction form must be completed for any leave without pay which exceeds one pay period. For leaves without pay which occur within one pay period, make the appropriate notations in the Kronos payroll system.

Faculty members should consult with their Human Resources representative regarding family and medical leave of absence, military service and any leave without pay. Refer to the Human Resources Webpage for court required service forms.