Employee Leaves

MIT is committed to supporting employees during times when they may need to be away from work due to a life event or medical emergency. 

Learn about Leaves and Sick Time

MIT provides paid leaves to most employees when they are unable to work due to injury, serious health conditions, or maternity. Eligible employees may also take paid leave to care for a family member with a serious health condition or for bonding with a new child. The policies differ for benefits-eligible staff and for non-benefits eligible staff.

Request a Leave (Non-Faculty Employees)

Before requesting a leave, be sure to review our overview of leaves and browse our FAQs. We also have information on the medical documentation that is required for leaves related to serious health conditions, and details on how the timing of your request may affect your pay.

You can find policy details for illness and family leaves in the MIT Employment Policy Manual.

 Request a Leave

Manager and DLCI Resource Center

Managers and HR administrators can find help with leave administration, including timesheet instructions, FAQs, and more.

Have Questions or Need Help?

Contact leavepolicies@mit.edu.