IU Bloomington’s sick leave is available to full-time academic appointees for any major illness. It provides six weeks of sick leave with full pay, and the remainder of the semester at half pay. An extension beyond the end of the semester may be requested if medical need continues in a new semester, for a maximum total of nine weeks at half pay.
The sick leave plan applies to pregnancy and allows six weeks at full pay and, if medical need continues, the remainder of the semester at half pay. Pregnancy leave may be taken up to two weeks prior to giving birth or immediately after. Pregnancy leave may be combined with paid family leave, providing 18 weeks at full pay if the appointee is eligible.
Requesting sick leave
Upon recommendation from the department chair or dean, the unit submits an eDoc putting the appointee on sick leave. In some cases, medical documentation may be required. Contact VPFAA for questions regarding medical documentation.