University of Minnesota  Procedure

Requesting a Military Leave of Absence


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Please use the contact section in the governing policy.

Employee Receiving Military Orders

Requesting Leave

Employees should provide advance notice of their military service obligations, by submitting a request in MyU>MyTime>Request Leave of Absence. No advance notice is required where military necessity precludes such notice or it is otherwise impossible or unreasonable. Employees also submit copies of their military orders, training notices, or induction information. The Leave of Absence Specialist may contact the military officer who issued the orders to confirm their validity.


Leave information is to be provided to Employee Benefits. Employee Benefits staff will review how the provision of benefits under the various University plans are affected by the leave of absence.

The following two documents describe the responsibilities associated with the availability and handling of employee benefits, including, but not limited to: medical, dental, and basic life coverage; dependent medical and dental coverage; short-term and long-term disability insurance; and retirement plans.