Benefits

How to Request a Leave of Absence

IF YOU ARE A FACULTY OR STAFF MEMBER REQUESTING A LEAVE OF ABSENCE:

  • Contact our Leave Team: 
    • Employees with last name A-K contact Cari Morgan at x6510 Cari.Morgan@CSUN .edu
    • Employees with last name L-Z contact Karyn Coté at x3351 Karyn.Cote@CSUN .edu.  
    • At that time, they will provide you with all necessary forms.
  • Discuss your request with your supervisor/manager, or department chair.

If you have employer paid (bargaining unit R01, R03, R04, C99 or MPP) or elected voluntary Long Term Disability Insurance through The Standard. You may contact them directly about this benefit at https://www.standard.com/mybenefits/csu/ltd.html or 1-800-378-5745.

Note: Staff on Alternate or Compressed Work Schedule:

While on a leave of absence an employee on an alternate or compressed work schedule, excluding Unit 8 employees, will be placed on a 5/8 work schedule consisting of Monday through Friday. This action is for administrative purposes to ensure consistency in the Leave of Absence process. If an employee’s leave of absence begins on Tuesday - Friday, the change from the alternate or compressed work schedule to the 5/8 work schedule will begin the following Monday. Upon returning to work, if the return to work day occurs Tuesday – Friday, the employee will be returned to their alternate or compressed work schedule the following Sunday.

WHILE YOU ARE ON LEAVE OF ABSENCE:

  • Human Resources and Payroll will determine your pay credit usage and make all reporting entries up through your return to work.
  • Stay in touch with Karyn Coté, providing all updates and medical documentation supporting extensions and return to work releases PRIOR to returning.  The release must indicate if there are any restrictions to your return and the duration for the restrictions to be in place.
  • Stay in touch with your department during your leave. Communicate any leave changes (reduced or extended leave), and let them know when you expect to return to work. 

At any time, if you have any questions, please contact a member of our Leave Team: