Workday Time and Absence transition: Changes to FMLA leave types
May 26, 2021
With Yale’s transition to Workday Time and Absence on May 30, 2021, managers with staff on leave will notice that the FMLA related leave types found in the Workday Time Off tab will change to:
- Align with the terminology used by the University’s third-party administrator for staff leaves of absence.
- Specify the frequency of leaves.
With Yale’s transition to Workday Time and Absence May 30, 2021, managers with staff on leave will notice that the FMLA-related leave types found in the Workday Time Off tab will also change. These newly titled leave types better align with the terminology provided by The Standard, Yale’s third-party administrator for staff leaves of absence. For example, the word “Disability” may be replaced with “Own Health,” meaning the leave is related to one’s own health condition.
Note: The terminology of Short-Term Disability and Long-Term Disability remain unchanged.
The leave types now also specify the frequency of the leave (for example, instead of “Caregiver-Paid,” the leave type may say “Caregiver-Paid Intermittent,” clarifying that the approved leave is of an intermittent frequency for a caregiver.) The Workday Time Off tab will provide the same information as found on The Standard’s online portal.
Managers who use the Workday Time Off tab to place faculty or other employees holding academic positions on FMLA-related leaves of absence will notice that the new leave types will be available along with other faculty academic leave types, which remain unchanged.
Please refer to the Leave Type Description Guide for more information on leave types and their definitions.