Other University Leaves

Family Leave Policy

The Family Medical Leave Act provides the following job protected leave benefits to eligible employees:

  • Up to 12 work weeks of unpaid leave
  • Ability to maintain existing medical benefits


Leave of absence under FMLA can be taken for:

  • Birth & child care of an employee’s biological child during the first year of life.
  • Adoption or foster care placement.
  • Serious illness or health related, disabling condition of spouse, civil union partner, domestic partner, children or parents.
  • Serious illness or health-related, work disabling condition of the employee.

Employees must have 12 months of service with NJIT and must have worked at least 1,250 hours in the twelve months immediately preceding the leave (if leave is for their own health condition) or 1,000 (if leave is for a family member) hours in the previous 12 month period in order to be eligible for FMLA.

Military FMLA– An eligible employee who is the spouse, child, parent or next of kin of a member of the armed forces, inclusive of national guard or reserves is eligible for up to 26 work weeks of family leave in a 12 month period to care for such person while she/he undergoes medical treatment or therapy on an in or outpatient basis or is on temporary disability for a service illness or injury.

If you have any questions regarding FMLA please contact the Department of Human Resources at (973) 596-5468.


Unpaid/Extraordinary Leave of Absence

As the name indicates, this leave is not a scheduled or programmed benefit but a leave provided at the discretion of NJIT under truly extraordinary circumstances. Employees who do not meet the qualification of any other leave will need to apply for an Extraordinary/Unpaid Leave.  Terms of such leave are individualized.  Please consult your collective bargaining unit agreement or contact the Department of Human Resources at ext. 3380 with any questions or concerns for eligibility.