Youngstown State University offers several paid and unpaid leave programs that support faculty and staff as they balance their career and family life. Although each bargaining unit has its specific leave provisions, this summary only identifies those leaves that are common for all eligible employees addressed in this summary.
The University provides paid sick leave, maternity leave, military leave, personal leave and legal leave which is used for jury duty or court appearances. Each contract addresses the specific accruals for the bargaining unit. The University Guidebook Policies outline the accruals for the excluded employees.
When paid leave is exhausted employees may use unpaid leave for extended medical or disability reasons. Employees may also request up to 6 months of unpaid leave for extended child care.
Youngstown State observes ten legal holidays throughout the academic year and summer session. There may be times when the holiday is observed on a date other than the legal holiday. A schedule of the University designated holidays is located on the Human Resources home webpage.
Family and Medical Leave (FMLA)
Eligible employees are entitled to up to 12 workweeks of protected leave during a 12-month period for the employees own serious illness; birth of a child; placement of a child for adoption or foster care; care of a child, spouse, or parent with a serious health condition; or because of any qualifying exigency arising out of the fact that the employee’s spouse, son, daughter or parent is a covered military member and is called to active duty. During the leave, health benefits are continued under the same terms and conditions as for active employees. Upon the employee’s return from leave, restoration of employment to the same or an equivalent job will occur.
FMLA shall run concurrently with any paid leave of absence. Contact Human Resources for additional information and request forms.