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. 

Overview of Leaves

MIT provides paid leaves to most employees when they are unable to work due to injury or illness. The policies differ for benefits-eligible staff and for non-benefits eligible staff. Learn about the types of leave available.

Request a Leave

Before requesting a leave, you may wish to review our overview of leaves, see policy details for illness and family leaves in the MIT Employment Policy Manual, or 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.

 Request a Leave

Have Questions or Need Help?

Contact leavepolicies@mit.edu.