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Leaves of Absence

BB&T aims to provide continuity of employment by granting leaves of absence for periods of personal illness/disability, family member illness and military duty.

What is a Leave of Absence?
As defined in the BB&T Leaves of Absence Policy, a leave of absence is a "time away from work (with or without pay) extending more than 10 consecutive workdays, and as permitted by BB&T Corporation for reasons including, but not limited to, a medically certified health condition, family care, military duty or personal needs."

Leave of Absence Types
There are four main types of leaves of absence:

  • Personal Illness/Disability: If you have a serious health condition, you may need inpatient care or continuing treatment with a health care provider. A leave of absence for a personal illness or disability can give you the time you need to recover.
  • Care of a Family Member: A leave of absence may be taken to care for a family member with a serious health condition, a newborn or seriously ill child.
  • Military Duty: You may be eligible for a military leave of absence if you enlist, are inducted or recalled to active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States.
  • Military Family Leave: You may be eligible for a leave of absence due to a qualifying exigency created by the active duty or call for active duty of your spouse, child or parent. You may also be eligible if you are caring for a current service member or veteran who has a serious injury or illness.

Requesting a Leave of Absence
All leaves of absence should be coordinated with your manager and Benefits Administration. If you anticipate the need for a leave of absence, please immediately notify your manager. After your manager is notified, contact Benefits Administration who will inform you of the leave process, as well as review the expectations of the process and your FMLA eligibility.

View the Leaves of Absence/FMLA page on for links to packets that contain necessary information and forms needed for Benefits Administration to process a leave of absence request.

More Information

If you have any questions, please contact the Human Systems Service Center at 800-716-2455, option 3.

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