Human Resources

University of Mississippi

Types of Leave

Donated Leave

In accordance with State Law and University Policy, employees who are on leave of absence for the following reasons may qualify as a recipient of donated leave.

  • Catastrophic injury or illness” means a life-threatening injury or illness of an employee or a member of an employee’s immediate family, or
  • Chronic illnesses or injuries, such as cancer or major surgery, which results in intermittent absences from work and which are long-term in nature and require long recuperation periods.

Employees requesting donated leave must complete a medical certification form.  The completed form must be forwarded to the Department of Human Resources for review.  To learn more about donated leave visit the policy website at and search for the Donated Leave policy (HRO.BE.600.320).

Form 21_Medical Certification

Form 14 – Donor Leave Request