At some point in your career, you may be faced with a personal or family illness or other life event that requires you to be away from work for an extended period of time. Human Resources is available to assist you in managing the leave you need to handle these life events and to ensure a smooth transition back to your role within the University community.

The following resources provide an overview of leave/absence categories:

Administrative Absence


University of Arizona Leave Advisors

For questions about taking a leave from the University or to schedule a one-on-one advising session, contact the leave advisor based on your location and the first letter of your last name below:

Location Advisor Advisor's Email
Main Campus & College of Applied Science and Technology
Last Names A–M Souky Coneway hrsolutions@arizona.edu
Last Names N–Z Mike Krebbs hrsolutions@arizona.edu
UA Health Sciences Andres Gabaldon andresg1@email.arizona.edu
COM Phoenix Michelle Wilson wilson1@email.arizona.edu

Time-off Pay Programs

Disability Insurance Programs

Short-term Disability

Long-term Disability

For any specific leave, you will find guidelines on:

  • Definition of Leave/absence
  • Eligibility
  • Procedure for applying for and having a leave/absence approved
  • What happens to your benefits during the leave/absence
  • Forms to be completed
  • Related University and Arizona Board of Regents Policy
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Procedures for administering leaves/absence can vary by campus and department/unit. Consult with your Supervisor/Payroll Specialist about internal expectations and procedures. 

If there is a discrepancy between information on these web pages and related University policies and procedures and other official plan documents and contracts, the applicable policies/official documents always govern.