Taking a Leave of Absence

If you are granted a leave of absence at full pay, the University’s and your normal contributions to the plan will continue. If you are granted a leave of absence at partial pay, the University’s and your contributions will be based on your reduced base salary.

Your contributions will stop if you are granted an unpaid leave of absence. However, they will start again, automatically, with the first paycheck you receive when you return.

If you are granted a military leave of absence, upon your return while you are protected by the veteran’s reemployment laws, the University will contribute to the plan an amount representing the contributions that would normally have been made during your military leave, provided you make the required employee contributions.

Remember, if you leave work for any reason for a prolonged period of time, you should always contact the Benefits Section of Human Resources to ask what effect your absence may have on this and other University-sponsored benefits plans.