Time Away

With generous holidays, paid time off and other types of leave, Emory supports your time away from work.

Leave for Staff

Paid Leave

Paid leave includes holidays, floating holidays, vacation and sick leave, and paid parental leave as well as other types of leave for jury duty, voting and more. Eligible employees are those working at least 20 hours per week.

See Types of Paid Leave

Unpaid Leave

Unpaid leave includes medical leave (FMLA and non-FMLA), educational leave, seasonal leave, personal leave and military leave. Eligible employees are those working at least 20 hours per week.

See Types of Unpaid Leave

Administrative Leave

Departments may place an employee on administrative leave with or without pay to provide time to investigate and evaluate the circumstances regarding a pending action. The department must consult with Human Resources prior to placing an employee on administrative leave.

View the Administrative Leave Policy

Summer Flexibility Programs (2020)

The impact of COVID-19 has been unpredictable and difficult for many of us. In order to provide additional options for university staff members who need more flexibility to manage their work and personal responsibilities during this unique time, Emory is offering two voluntary summer leave programs: the Voluntary Summer Leave Program and Voluntary Summer Reduced Hours Program.

View Summer Flexibility Programs

Leave for Faculty

If circumstances require a faculty member to take a leave of absence from employment, Emory provides appropriate options. These include: Salary Continuation, Medical Leave (Non-FMLA), Leaves under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Military Leave, Personal Leave, Educational Leave and Administrative Leave.

See Faculty Leave Policies

Leave for Post Docs

Postdoctoral fellows have different leave policies than university faculty and staff.

See Post Doc Leave Policies


How you track your leave at Emory depends on whether you are biweekly paid (non-exempt) or monthly paid (exempt).

Go to Timekeeping