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This section provides information for incoming and newly hired individuals as well as current academic personnel employees.

If you have specific questions about working at UW that are not addressed in this section, contact your individual department for additional resources. You can also contact the Office of Academic Personnel.


Personal Leave

Forms to be completed by employee and certified by healthcare provider(HCP)
Family member’s serious health condition
Fitness for duty certification
Maternity-related disability
Military family leave – serious injury or illness of service member
Military caregiver leave – serious injury or illness of a veteran
Parental leave for parent other than birth mother
Personal serious health condition

Forms to be completed by employee (verification documents required; HCP certification not required)
Domestic violence-related leave
Military family leave – qualifying exigency

Note: To request a leave without pay for personal reasons or a military duty leave under USERRA, contact your local unit administrator.

Professional Leave

Forms to be completed by employee and submitted to local department (not AHR)
Sabbatical leave (formerly known as paid professional leave)


Academic Personnel Categories

Academic personnel is defined by UW APS 40.1. In some cases policies within this section relate to some, but not all categories of academic personnel. Discrete academic personnel categories will be called out when relevant.