Requesting a Leave of Absence

If you need to request Family Medical Leave (FML), you must initiate your request through Workday. Follow these steps to submit your request: 

Go to Workday “Time Off and Leave Application”
Click on “Request Leave of Absence”
Enter the “First Day of Leave” and the “Estimated Last Day of Leave”
Click on Leave Type “FMLA” and scroll through to choose the type of FMLA leave being requested

After you have made your leave request, you will receive a notification email from Workday to complete the appropriate leave request forms. You can download a Leave Request Form kit that matches your desired leave by clicking on one of the links below. Please note that your request is not complete until you provide the FMLA Administrator with the required information.

You have two options for submitting the required forms to the FMLA Administrator. You can:

  1. Fax your completed forms to 215-405-2929, or
  2. Scan and email the forms to the FMLA Administrator at fmla@hr.upenn.edu

Leave of Absence - Paid Parental Leave   

Leave of Absence - Care of a Family Member

Leave of Absence - Military

Leave of Absence - Serious Health Condition

Leave of Absence - Pregnancy/Childbirth/Maternity