Leave of Absence
An employee may be granted a leave of absence without pay for reasons such as illness or work-incurred disability, parental leave, pregnancy disability leave, the need to provide care for members of his or her family, education that will directly increase job effectiveness, or outside research or business activities. In granting the leave, the department or division head will consider the best interests of the Laboratory and the likelihood that the employee, if in good health, will return after the leave for a worthwhile period of time. Leave without pay granted for medical reasons, leave granted for child bearing, and work-incurred disability may require written certification from the employee's health-care provider. Medical leaves of absence are coordinated with Health Services and personal leaves through the HR department.