The CSU offers a variety of paid and unpaid leave options for CSUF employees. To learn more about these leaves, visit the sites listed below. For additional information, contact Griselda G. Marquez, HRDI-Total Wellness at (657) 278-5187.



Bereavement/Funeral Leave

The CSU Bereavement Leave Policy provides paid time off for the purposes of preparing, attending and/or traveling to a funeral for the employee’s immediate family or close relative.


Catastrophic Leave

The Catastrophic Leave Donation Program (CAT) allows employees to voluntarily donate their sick and/or vacation leave credits to those employees who, due to a catastrophic illness or injury, have exhausted all leave credits, including any sick, vacation, personal holiday or CTO credits.


CSU Family Medical Leave (FML)

Under CSU Family Medical Leave (FML), eligible employees with at least 12 months of service may take unpaid job-protected leave for up to 12 weeks in a 12-month, forward rolling period due to the employee’s own or a qualified family member’s serious health condition, the birth or placement of a child, or a qualified military exigency.


COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL)

The COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL) program may be used by employees to request paid leave related to the Coronavirus pandemic.


Faculty Leave

Unpaid Personal and Professional Leaves, Sabbatical and Difference-in-Pay Leaves are available for Faculty.


Industrial and Non-Industrial Leave

IDL Leave is a wage continuation program specifically designed as an alternative benefit program to Workers' Compensation Temporary Disability for employees who are unable to work due to a work related injury or illness; NDI is a wage continuation program that provides income for eligible employees who are disabled and unable to work due to a non-work related injury or illness.


Military Leave

All employees are eligible for military leave.  If an employee is required to report for active duty in any branch of the United States armed forces, the employee is entitled to receive up to 30 days of paid military leave for emergency, temporary and/or indefinite assignments in a fiscal year upon meeting eligibility criteria.


Organ Donor

Eligible employees who have exhausted their sick leave may take up to 30 paid consecutive days of leave during a one-year to donate an organ to another person and 5 paid consecutive days to donate bone marrow to another person.


Parental and Pregnancy Disability Leaves

Parental leave is a paid leave of up to 30 days associated with the birth of an employee’s own child or the placement of a child with the employee in connection adoption or foster care. Disability Pregnancy leave is a leave  if a female employee is disabled by pregnancy, childbirth or a related medical condition.


Sick Leave

Full-time employees accrue eight hours of sick leave per each qualifying pay period; part-time employees earn sick leave on a pro-rata basis.