Human Resources

Leaves and Time Off

CSU Monterey Bay offers a variety of employee leave options.

Leave advising, information, forms, and brochures are available through the Human Resources website and by request. Please send an email. If urgent assistance is needed, call 831-582-3389 to speak with our staff immediately.

Information available here is intended to provide highlights as a summary of CSUMB's employee leave options and should not be construed as a substitute for the bargaining union contracts, CSU policies or official leave documents. The Chancellor's Office leave policy technical letter (HR/Leaves 2014-02) details guidelines on a full range of leave benefits, specific to each collective bargaining contract and employee categories. Some leaves impact benefits. Available pay is specific to types of leaves, bargaining contracts, and employee categories.

With a focus on work-life balance for those who support remote learning for their children, care for the daily needs of family, and managing ongoing work demands, options for 2021 is a frequent question. Referencing leave options in the union contracts, including combinations of an alternate work schedule, partial unpaid leave, use of the Family Medical Leave (FML), and use of paid leave accruals. HR will work with administrators and employees in determining whether a request can be accommodated such as partial paid or unpaid leave, alternative and flexible work schedules, or other accommodations. For leave advising or more information, email our leaves staff for assistance.

How to apply for a leave of absence:

  • Complete and submit a Leave of Absence Request to your appropriate administrator for any paid or unpaid leaves and all medical absences beyond 5 work days. Any change in the length of the leave must also be approved.
  • Once the leave request is signed by the employee and manager, route to Human Resources for processing. Once all requirements are met, the leave will be certified by a leaves specialist and forwarded to Payroll for processing.
  • Prompt attention to the leave requirements will help support a smooth transition for leave and applicable pay and benefits.

Bereavement or Funeral Leave

Coronavirus Related Leaves of Absence Information

COVID-19 Employee Information & Forms

Emergency Leave

Faculty Unit Leaves


Jury Duty or Witness

Leave Forms

Leave Request Procedures

Leave without Pay

Medical Leaves

Military and Military Spouse Leave

Other Types of Leave

Parental/Adoption/Foster Care Leave

Personal Holiday

Sick Leave

State Disability Insurance (SDI) - Non-industrial Disability Leave Pay in lieu of SDI applies to CSUMB employees)

Temporary Job Accommodations


Work Schedule

Workplace Injuries and Workers Compensation