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Need to take Leave?

What to Do If You Need to Take Leave

You should always talk with your manager first if you think you’ll need to request leave. Please see below for some guidelines that will help ensure your leave of absence goes smoothly:

  • Be sure to notify both your manager and Leave Management as soon as you know you may need to take leave.  Contact the DCH Leave Management Representative.
  • Provide the completed Physician Certification Form from your healthcare provider within 15 days of your request Link to Forms
  • Communicate with your manager often to help ensure your area is staffed appropriately and they are aware of your expected return.
  • Follow your department’s call-in and attendance policies, and be sure to provide your manager with information regarding your absence.
  • Communicate with Leave Management often to ensure you receive the benefits for which you are eligible.
  • Carefully review all documents you receive related to your leave request.

The above is an overview of your responsibilities when requesting a leave of absence. Click here to access the Employee Responsibility Checklist, which has more detailed information on your responsibilities.


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