How to Request a Leave of Absence Using MyU

How to Submit a Request Through MyU

* Fields marked with an asterisk are required.

  1. Log in to MyU.
  2. Click on My Time.
  3. In the Leave of Absence section, click on Request a Leave of Absence.
  4. On the Manage Leave of Absence page, click on the  button to start a new leave of absence request.
  5. Using the drop-down options: 
    • * Select the appropriate Leave Type.
    • Click on the Launch button to initiate the leave of absence request.
  6. Enter absence information.
    • *Enter the Start Date.
      • If the leave start date is earlier than 12/01/2022, please contact an HR representative.
    • *Enter the Expected Return Date.
      • You must enter an Expected Return Date. Choose a date as close as possible to the date of return, even if it's unknown. A leave specialist will help you update it later if necessary.
    • Click on the Next button.
  7. Add attachments.
    • If you wish, you can attach supporting documents—such as medical forms—at the time you submit the leave of absence request. You can also upload supporting documents later. Not all leave requests require attachments.
      • Acceptable file formats: 
        • jpeg
        • jpg
        • pdf
        • png
    • Click on the Next button. 

    Clicking on the Save button will save your information, and you can complete the rest of the form later.

  8. Review and submit your request.
    • Complete the final review of your information.
      • Use the Previous button to return to previous pages to make changes if needed.
    • Click on the Submit button to submit the request. You will be asked to confirm your leave request one more time. The Leave of Absence Submission page will display.
    • You will get an email confirming your submission.
      • If you have any questions, please contact the Leave Administration team at 612-624-8647 Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:20 p.m. CST or [email protected].
    • Under Actions, click on the Leave of Absence Request link.
      • This will return you to the Request a Leave of Absence page.

View Leave of Absence History

From the Leave of Absence section in the My Time tab of MyU, click on the View Leave of Absence History link.

Use the From and Through dates to view your Leave of Absence Request history.

Leave Status and Edits

  1. Submitted Request: Requests that are in a status of Submitted cannot be edited.  
  2. Saved Request: Requests that have been saved and not submitted can be viewed and selected for completion.  
    • From the View Leave of Absence History page, click on the Edit button.
    • This will return you to the Request Leave of Absence page.
    • Click on Edit Leave of Absence to continue completing the request.
  3. Approved Request: Requests in a status of Approved can only be edited to add or remove attachments.
    • From the View Leave of Absence History page, click on the Edit button.
    • Attachments can be added or removed by selecting the attachments link under Other Documents.
    • Changes to the Start Date, Expected Return Date, or Leave Type cannot be edited.  Contact a leave specialist to update these items
  4. Pushed-back Request: Requests that are in a status of Push Back can be edited. 
    • From the View Leave of Absence History page, click on the Edit button.
    • This will return you to the View Leave of Absence page.
    • Click on Edit Leave of Absence. Review and resubmit your request by selecting the Submit button.
  5. Denied Request: Leave of absence requests that are in a status of Denied cannot be edited.