Manager Memos & Tips

Enhanced Leave Policy Training and FAQ for Managers

Effective July 1, 2019, we are implementing the second phase of enhanced time off benefits. These enhancements expand paid time off for benefit-eligible staff, adding a short term medical disability benefit and making changes to long term disability, sick time, vacation, holidays and personal days to allow for an expanded, comprehensive and integrated leave package. This allows the university to provide strong work-life balance for staff, as well as greater support for employees early in career or for long service staff with multiple needs for paid time off due to health or family care issues. These changes have been approved by university leadership and reflect input from many stakeholders.

As with any implementation of new policies, there will be questions and inquiries from staff. Please refer to the Expanded Time off benefit overview to help you understand the changes. For questions, contact the WashU leaves team at An announcement with comprehensive details on all of the changes will be sent in late June.

Time off Training for Managers

Training will be held on the Medical and Danforth Campuses. No registration is required to attend. We encourage you and all of your managers to attend, so that you can understand the changes and how to effectively manage time off in your areas.

School of Medicine Training Schedule, all sessions located in the McDonnell Medical Sciences Building, Erlanger Auditorium:

June 3 from 2 to 3 p.m.

June 6 from 9 to 10 a.m.

June 10 from 9 to 10 a.m.

June 26 from 9 to 10 a.m.

June 27 from 2 to 3 p.m.

Danforth Training Sessions – All sessions located in Brown Hall, Room 118:

June 4 from 1 to 2 p.m.

June 10 from 9 to 10 a.m.

June 17 from 9 to 10 a.m.

June 24 from 10 to 11 a.m.