Carnegie Mellon University

Faculty Leaves

Consistent with university policy, professional leave applications for fall 2023 and academic year 2023-2024 should be submitted by January 1, 2023, and review will begin in January, with decisions by March.

Personal, Family and Parental leave requests can be submitted at any time and will be reviewed regularly.

If you have submitted a professional leave of absence with an intended start date before Fall 2023, please forward your submission notification email with a request for expedited review to    

For information on benefits and leave options not included here, please visit Human Resources

In collaboration with Computing Services, we have set up a single sign-on service through Perceptive TransForm that allows you to securely and efficiently access your professional or parental leave request. When you access the leave forms, the URL will begin with "" and you will be shown a login screen like the following:

A light grey pop-up box showing the title  authentication required. Below  the title, the following instructions are readable: this form requires that you provide a valid username and password before you can view it. please enter your username and password below. underneath these instructions are two text-boxes. the top text-box is labeled with username and the bottom text-box is labeled with password. Underneath these text-boxes are two buttons, one reading submit and the other reading cancel

Faculty members should request professional leaves of absence at least one semester in advance of taking the leave. Where the need for leave is unanticipated, faculty members should request leave as soon as possible. View the professional leaves of absence policy or the parental leaves of absence policy for more information.

In addition to parental leaves, faculty have access to  the family leave policy and may have rights under the Family Medical Leave Act. To apply for leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), please visit Human Resources.