The University of Washington provides various leave opportunities to accommodate many personal and professional situations. Below is a brief summary of the leaves offered to faculty, librarians, academic staff and senior fellows, as well as information intended to assist in the administration of these leaves. If you have any questions regarding content on this site please contact your Academic Human Resources Specialist for assistance.

Other Leave Information

Faculty, librarians, academic staff and senior fellows who are injured in the course of University employment may file for Workers’ Compensation benefits.

For information on the process, please refer to the Office of Risk Management.

A faculty member who faces a major life event that may interrupt teaching or scholarship may be eligible to have a year waived on their tenure clock.

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