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Leaves and Time Off

For many reasons, you may need (or, of course, just deserve!) time away from the job. Whether for enjoyment, illness, legal requirements, or business, time off is offered by Miami through a variety of programs.

Leave Resources

Paid Holiday Schedule

Review paid Holiday schedule.

Leave Reporting

Manage your time off and leave of absence.

Types of Leave

Vacation Time

The purpose of the vacation benefit is to provide time away from work for rest, recreation, and renewal.

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Miami requires employees to substitute accrued paid sick leave (e.g., vacation, sick leave, personal leave) for family and medical leaves whenever permitted by law.

Sick Leave

Sick leave is the authorized absence of an employee from regular duties because of illness, injury, pregnancy, exposure to contagious disease, family health situations requiring attendance of the employee, health care appointments, and death in the immediate family.

Personal Leave

Personal leave may be granted for work-related, personal or health reasons.

Parental Leave

As part of Miami's effort to foster a successful work/life balance, benefit-eligible employees are provided with paid parental leave to be used following the birth or adoption of a child.

Transitional Work

Transitional work, sometimes referred to as "light duty" is an interim step in the physical recovery of an employee who suffers an occupational or a non-occupational injury or illness that prevents the employee from working in his/her current position.

Compensatory Time

Employees may use compensatory time off at a time mutually convenient to the employee and the university. Compensatory time is not available for use until the week following being earned.


Immediate family members are allowed up to five days of sick leave; however, all other individuals must receive permission from their supervisor before taking advantage of vacation time, personal time, or comp time.

Our Mission

Working alongside the various departments and units within Miami University, we strive to recruit, cultivate, acknowledge, and involve a diverse pool of talent to fulfill their goals and the overarching goals of the institution.