What you need to know

You just had a baby. Your mom is sick and needs a caretaker. You’re dealing with major personal matters. You have a serious illness. There are plenty of reasons you may need to be away from work for more than a week. That’s where a leave of absence comes in.

Initiating a leave of absence

Toe-may-toe or toe-mah-toe? Regular or decaf? We all have our preferences. So, when it’s time to start a leave of absence, Workday gives you two options. Try to do this 30 days in advance, if you can.

  1. Call Unum, the Workday leave administrator, at 866-865-9092.
  2. Visit LeaveLogic, Unum’s self- service solution to help you plan and request your leave. The online tool consolidates benefits information, applicable laws, required actions, and recommended tasks into a customized LeavePlan with helpful features to guide you one step at a time.

Either way, once you request your leave, you’ll receive detailed information from Unum regarding your benefits and leave. And if you have any questions along the way, just call Unum at 866-865-9092.

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Types of Leave

Medical leave

Pregnancy leave

New parent time off

Family care leave

Intermittent leave

Personal leave

Extended personal leave of absence

Military leave

While you’re on leave

  • Spend your time on leave to care for yourself and your family. You will retain access to your Workday email and other applications, but you’re not expected to work or to check email. If you have questions, submit a People Guide Request.
  • If your network password expires while you’re on leave, you may not be able to access your laptop. Contact Business Technology at 877-951-9348 for password help.
  • Any pay you’re eligible for will be paid by Unum. You may set up direct deposit with Unum.
  • Your benefits will continue during your leave. You will repay any missed contributions via payroll deductions when you return to work. 
  • Deductions for your HSA, Dependent Care FSA, 401(K) or ESPP will stop while you’re being paid through Unum. However, if you receive eligible earnings (e.g., bonus or commission) from Workday during your leave, your current 401(K) and ESPP deductions will be made. If you have any questions or changes (e.g., a new return-to-work date), call Unum at 866-865-9092.

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  • PTO or FTO cannot be used to extend a leave at the beginning or end.
  • If you miss work for more than seven days for health reasons, you must make a medical leave claim.
  • Learn more about leaves of absence in the employee handbook.

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