Time-off Benefits

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At the University of Iowa, we believe a strong work-life balance is essential to the overall health and well-being of our faculty and staff. That's why we offer a substantial package of time-off benefits. 

Vacation / Sick Leave

Almost all full- and part-time faculty and staff are eligible for vacation. Please visit the main vacation and sick leave page to verify your eligibility. 

Family Caregiving Leave

This leave is so you can care for sick or injured members of your immediate family. For more information, please visit

Catastrophic Leave

Allows the continuation of salary and benefits for eligible employees who have exhausted all paid leave due to a catastrophic illness or injury or caring for a catastrophically ill or injured family member. 

Leave of Absence

A leave of absence (LOA) is a time period during which an employee is absent from their job. In some situations, applicable sick or vacation benefits may apply. Leaves are intended to be used for a specific period of some duration.



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University Benefits

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