Leave of Absence


Santa Monica Community College District offers a variety of paid and unpaid leave of absence options for permanent employees.

Permanent employees who are absent for more than 5 consecutive days from work will need to be placed on a leave of absence from the District. The types of leave options vary between the various employee groups at the District. Employees should contact the Office of Human Resources to discuss their leave options and obtain the appropriate leave of absence paperwork.

Types of Leaves Granted to Eligible Employees

  • Employee's personal medical condition
  • Care for a newborn or newly adopted child
  • Military leave
  • Bereavement leave
  • Industrial accident and illness leave
  • Pregnancy disability leave
  • Care for a seriously ill family member
  • Unpaid personal leave
  • Jury duty leave
  • Catastrophic illness/injury leave

Collective Bargaining Agreements or District Policies

Learn more about your leave options by viewing the employee group and leave of absence information:

Employee Notices


For additional information or questions, contact the Office of Human Resources:

Lugina Rogers
HR Analyst, Leaves & Benefits
310-434-4060 /