Additional Leave Benefits

The University will grant leave of absence with pay to eligible employees who are called to serve on a Jury. 

All regular and term-funded employees are eligible to claim Jury Duty leave.

Extended temporary and temporary employees are not eligible for this benefit.

Employees will claim the Jury Duty earnings code 440 on their time sheet when they are absent from work while serving.

Employees are responsible for:

  • Informing their supervisor of the leave
  • Coding the correct earnings code on their time sheet
  • Submit any pay received from the court system to UA HR to help offset the cost of the benefit.

The University will grant leave of absence with pay to eligible employees up to 16 1/2 days per year.

Regular employees who are a member of the reserve component of the United States Armed Forces.

Employees will claim the Military Leave earnings code 450 on their time sheet when they are absent from work while serving in order to keep current their status.

​The University may approve an unpaid Leave of Absence if an employee needs to be absent for an extended period of time.
 

Regular employees who wish to take an unpaid leave of absence in excess of 10 working days. 

Employees will submit the request to their supervisor in writing. The request will then be routed to the Chancellors office for approval.

Leave may be granted for one year, with the possibility to renew for a second year. 

Justification of the Leave of Absence will be assessed on an individual, case-by-case basis. 

Parental leave is granted in accordance with Family Medical Leave (FML). For more information, please review the Family Medical Leave page. 

Leave Without Pay (LWOP) is available to all employees.

This is approved by the employee's supervisor.

If LWOP exceeds 10 days (one pay period), please reach out to ua-benefits@alaska.edu

LWOP in excess of 10 days (one pay period) could mean:

  • FMLA, Workers' Compensation, or a Leave of Absence might be needed
  • There may be an impact to your benefits and retirement

If you have health care coverage through the University and are experiencing LWOP and have not done so already, please contact ua-benefits@alaska.edu as soon as you are able.​ Your LWOP may be a COBRA event. 

If you are on FML and experience LWOP you may qualify for the Leave Share program.

If you do not qualify for the leave share program, you may be allowed to continue your health care coverage though a self-pay method. 

Please reach out to ua-benefits@alaska.edu for more information.

Your retirement contributions will stop while you are on LWOP. 

If you are a member of the PERS or TRS Defined Benefit (DB) retirement plans, please contact the Division of Retirement and Benefits at 1-800-821-2251 to discuss your LWOP. Typically, any LWOP in excess of 10 days will reduce your service credit in these programs.

Your supplemental benefits are voluntarily and include:

  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Long Term Disability

These will stop while you are on LWOP. 

You may have the opportunity to self-pay for these benefits. If you are going to be absent for an extended period of time (Leave of Absence or FML) please reach out to ua-benefits@alaska.edu to discuss your situation.