Leave of Absence

For Illness or Personal Reasons

Valencia values our employees and recognizes on rare occasions they may need time off for an extended period of time due to a long-term illness or other personal reasons, in addition to other types of authorized College leaves.

Leave of absence for illness may be requested by an employee who either is not eligible for Family/Medical Leave (FMLA) or the period of the requested leave exceeds the FMLA maximum as allowable by law. Leave of absence for other personal reasons may include activities that will be of professional benefit to an employee and to the College, such as a professional certification or a higher education degree.

These two types of leave are evaluated on an individual basis and on factors including, and not limited to, the need for leave, operational needs and best interest of the College, and may be authorized for up to one year with appropriate supporting documentation.

Full- and part-time employees may request a leave of absence for certain circumstances such as long-term illness or other personal reasons. Leave of absence for illness may be requested by an employee who is not eligible for Family/Medical Leave (FMLA) or if the period of the requested leave exceeds the FMLA maximum.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for a leave of absence for illness or personal reasons?  
Full- and part-time employees may request a leave of absence for certain circumstances such as long-term illness or other personal reasons. 
 
Does the College have to approve my leave request?  
Each request is evaluated on a case-by-case basis on factors such as the circumstances surrounding the need for leave and supporting documentation, the position occupied, operational needs, etc. 
 
If approved, how much leave can I be approved for?  
The amount of approved leave depends upon circumstances and documentation that supports the timeframe of the leave request. Leave of absence for illness or personal reasons may be authorized for up to one year with requests not normally authorized for more than one year. 

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