Extended Leave

You may request and extended leave of absence for either medical reasons or personal reasons to take time away from work that is not covered under the Family Medical Leave policy.    .


An extended leave is available to benefit eligible employees who have worked in a benefit eligible position for more than six months and who intends to return to work at the end of the leave.


If your leave request is approved, you could be granted leave up to a 12-month period as long as the time away from work does not exceed the number of days actively at work the prior year.

Please Note: In no instance will combined sick leave, family medical leave of absence, extended leave of absence or any combination of paid or unpaid leaves be for more than 12 months.

Leave for medical reasons

  • If you request an extended leave of absence for medical reasons you must provide a physician’s statement specifying the purpose and duration of the extended leave.
  • Further requests may be made in increments of up to three months with the same medical certification up to the one-year limit. 
  • You may be required to submit subsequent certifications after a leave is approved but not more frequently than every 30 calendar days.
Learn how to request an Extended Medical Leave

Leave for personal reasons

If you request an extended leave of absence for personal reasons, you will need to provide your department an adequate explanation of the reason.Some reasons include: family emergency, job related education or temporary relocation of spouse/partner. Approval will depend upon the circumstances, critical nature of the employee’s position as well as the practicality of replacing the employee.
Learn how to request an Extended Personal Leave