Policies -
Leaves of Absence

Procedure for Taking a Leave of Absence

  1. Notify your mentor, Program Director, and Training Grant Coordinator of your need to take a leave of absence and the approximate dates and duration.
  2. Submit the General Medical Leave Form to the Peds Payroll Group (PedsPayrollGroup@kids.wustl.edu).
  3. Periodically update the Training Grant Coordinator on the status of your leave (especially if you anticipate having to extend it).
  4. The day you return to work, submit the Return to Work Certification to the Peds Payroll Group.
Type of Leave Postdoctoral Scholars Clinical Trainees
Vacation 15 days paid 15 days paid
Sick 12 days paid 15 days paid
Extended Leave for Childbirth/Adoption * 12 weeks (only portion of leave that is paid is the portion covered by the trainee's sick and vacation days) 12 weeks (only portion of leave that is paid is the portion covered by the trainee's sick and vacation days)
Holidays All WUSM holidays Holidays are subject to clinical service duties

* All extended leave requires prior approval of the Program Director.
** WU policy supercedes any agency policy regardless of what HR website states.

Links to Policies
NIH NRSA Leave Policy
Revision to NIH Parental Leave Policy
WUSM Clinical Fellows and Trainees Leave Policy
WUSM Postdoctoral Research Scholars Leave Policy

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