Support staff Leave Programs &
Time Off

At MSU, we understand the value of your time. This is why we offer different leave and time off programs to support our employees for whatever life brings their way. Visit our definitions page to learn about the different types of paid leave for support staff or refer to the policies below for more detailed information.

Paid Parental Leave

IMPORTANT NOTE: MSU support staff represented by the APA, APSA and CTU bargaining units will be eligible for MSU’s paid parental leave program.

Learn more about the policy here. 

Read frequently asked questions here.

Family Medical Leave

If you need to take leave due to a family or medical need, you may be eligible for family and medical leave. MSU provides family and medical leave to eligible employees in accordance with the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).


The following policies pertain to leave and time off programs for support staff:


The following forms must be submitted when applying for a leave of absence.


For more information, contact MSU Human Resources at 517-353-4434 or