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Leave Programs

State employees may be eligible for a variety of types of leave either with or without pay. The option for management to approve or deny a leave request can be impacted by the type of leave being requested and if the leave is covered by federal or state legal protections.

Donated Leave

Employees who have exhausted all paid leave and experience a catastrophic ill ness or injury to themselves or an immediate family member maybe eligible to receive donated leave.

FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act)

The State of Iowa will provide Family and Medical Leave to eligible employees to take time off for qualified events. 

Military Leave of Absence

Non-temporary employees ordered to military service are eligible for up to 30 days of paid leave during each calendar year.

Human Resources Associate (HRA) Tools/Aids

Information about how to put an employee on leave in HRIS and other resources.