Leaves and Time Off

Vacation, sick time, and parental leave are just the beginning of the University's robust leave package. Follow the links on this page for information about eligibility, application procedures, and other frequently asked questions.

Note: Procedures for administering leaves can vary by campus and department/unit. Consult with your supervisor or a leave advisor about internal expectations and procedures. 

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 unit location and the first letter of your last name below:

Unit Location Advisor Advisor's Email
Main Campus and Satellite Offices
Last Names A–M Souky Coneway hrsolutions@arizona.edu

Last Names N–Z

UA Health Sciences - Tucson

Mike Krebbs

Tracy Moos



UA Health Sciences - Phoenix Michelle Wilson hr-phx@arizona.edu

Common Types of Time Off

University Designated Time


Ten paid holidays are offered each year.
Learn more: Holidays page.

University Closure

An annual paid period when departments close or reduce operations.
Learn more: University Closures page.

Holiday Schedule PDF

Accrued Time


Accrued paid time to use for personal time off.
Learn more: Vacation Leave page.

Sick Time

Accrued paid time to care for self or immediate family members during illness.
Learn more: Paid Sick Time page.

Family and Parents

Parental Leave

Up to 12 weeks of paid and 12 weeks of unpaid parental leave for each eligible employee parent.
Learn more: Parental Leave page.

Family and Medical Leave

Job-protected leave for certain qualifying medical and family reasons.
Learn more: Family and Medical Leave page.

Personal Situations


Three paid days for a family passing. Two additional paid days may be granted for out-of-state funeral services.
Learn more: Bereavement page.

Jury Duty

Paid absence available to eligible employees who are called for jury duty or as a material witness.
Learn more: Jury Duty page.


Paid time available for eligible employees for volunteer activity that meets certain qualifying conditions.
Learn more: Volunteer Services page.

Extended Leaves

At some point in your career, you may be faced with a life event that requires you to be away from work for an extended period of time. Please connect with your leave advisors 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.