Leave Benefits

Work is important and necessary, however, there are other things in life that are far more important: a new baby or an ailing relative, for example. 
Fortunately, Carle Health team members have access to several different types of leaves of absence available. A leave of absence is defined as an approved extended period away from work.  
An approved leave of absence does not determine how a team member is paid; compensation while on a leave of absence is dependent on time off benefits such as paid leave, sick bank, short-term disability, or long-term disability.  
Below is a list of the leave of absence programs available.

  • Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Military Leave (USERRA)
  • Military Exigency Leave (FMLA)
  • Military Caregiver Leave (FMLA)
  • Victim's Economic Security and Safety Act Leave (VESSA)
  • Personal Leave of Absence - Medical
  • Personal Leave of Absence - Non-Medical
  • Educational Leave

Giving reasonable notice of your leave is essential. It allows your leader to plan ahead and keep operations running smoothly. However, as many of these leaves are intended to address unexpected, emergency situations, it is understood that advance notice is not always possible. 


You may be eligible for up to 12 weeks of leave during a 12-month period. The leave may be paid, unpaid or a combination of both depending on your circumstances, and as specified in the FMLA policy HR500. If you're not eligible for FMLA, you may be eligible for a different type of Leave of Absence.