The State of Iowa is committed to supporting employees’ personal and professional lives, which may include an employee taking a leave of absence. Employees may be eligible for a variety of types of leave either with or without pay as shown below. You are able to request a leave of absence in Workday via the absence calendar. Each link will provide more detailed information, including links to Smart Guides to navigate the process in Workday.
The DAS Leave Administration Team is a confidential, customer focused team that will maintain and monitor leaves, and make determinations on leave eligibility, qualifying reasons, and forms/medical certification completeness.
Employees will be required to provide a complete and sufficient medical certification when requested in order to determine if a serious health condition exists. Only the DAS Leave Administration Team will have access to the medical information provided to them by the employee’s medical provider on the Certification of Health Care Provider (CHCP). Other documentation may be required for other types of leave.
After carefully reading the information pertaining to your leave, if you have general questions on policies and procedures, you can reach the DAS Leave Administration Team at 515-72-LEAVE (515-725-3283) or via email at LOA@iowa.gov. Our dedicated fax number is 515-242-5070.
The State of Iowa will provide Family and Medical Leave to eligible employees to take time off for qualified events. Employees who qualify for FMLA leave are eligible to retain up to two weeks (80 hours) of accrued vacation leave in each fiscal year.
Employees who are called for military duty or are enlisting as a member of the National Guard, organized reserve, or any component part of the military of the State of Iowa or the United States and are a non-temporary employee, will be paid their regular salary for time spent on military service for up to 30 days per calendar year.
Leave of Absence for a Medically Related Disability - coming soon
The State of Iowa allows for an eight-week continuous period of leave (paid or unpaid) for an employee to recover from a medically related disability. If an employee is also eligible for the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the leave qualifies under FMLA, any time without pay taken during this leave will run concurrently with FMLA.
Iowa Pregnancy Disability Leave (IPDL) - coming soon
The State of Iowa allows up to eight-weeks of leave for an employee’s pregnancy and medical recovery from this temporary disability. If an employee is also eligible for the Family and Medical Leave Act, any time off (paid or unpaid) taken under this leave will run concurrently with FMLA.
Leave under Workers' Compensation - coming soon
Employees who are injured in the course of and arising out of their employment may be eligible for workers’ compensation. If an employee is also eligible for the Family and Medical Leave Act, any time off (paid or unpaid) taken under this leave will run concurrently with FMLA.
Employees who have exhausted all applicable paid time off and experience a catastrophic illness or injury to themselves or an immediate family member may be eligible to receive donated vacation. Catastrophic donations are not applicable if you are on an approved FMLA and have elected to retain accrued vacation.