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.
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. You should also know that Workpartners requires up to 72 hours (excluding weekends) to process leave paperwork. To avoid any delay in pay, it is critical to provide timely notice of your leave, as well as timely and complete medical documentation or other required materials. Learn more about timing considerations and the impact on your pay.
Request a Paid Leave
For most employees (see exceptions below), you may begin a paid leave request by calling Workpartners, our leave administration vendor.
Employees who are a member of the following unions should not contact Workpartners:
- Campus Police Association (CPA)
- Service Employees' International Union (SEIU)
- AFSCME Library Union
- Research, Development, and Technical Employees' Union (RDTEU)
These employees may request a paid leave using this form.
Lincoln Laboratory employees should contact their Human Resources business partner for leave requests.
Employees are required to submit medical documentation for all leaves related to serious health conditions. Learn more about medical documentation requirements.