Supervisors should provide reasonable flexibility to meet a faculty or staff person’s need for transition-related appointments. An employee’s transition may include medical care. Leave for medical care related to transition should be treated the same as leave for any other medically necessary care. As with leave for all medically necessary care, confidentiality regarding transition-related medical leave must be maintained and information should be shared only with employee permission and only to the extent necessary. Employees are not required to share specific medical information with their supervisors. You can simply tell your supervisor you are requesting leave for medical reasons and then work directly with Human Resource Services (HRS) if disclosure of any specific medical information is required.
Transitioning employees with questions about benefits and leave should contact HRS. HRS can help coordinate leave for the employee.