Time Off & Time Away

MIT offers faculty and employees extensive options—both paid and unpaid—for taking time away from work to manage personal, medical, and family issues.

Time Off

Learn more about vacation, holidays, leaves of absence, sabbaticals, medical and disability leaves, and job flexibility.

Leaves of Absence

Review benefits related to sick leaves, medical and family leaves.

Long-term Disability Plan

MIT provides—at no cost to you—a long-term disability plan to protect you against the loss of income when you cannot work because of illness or injury.

Vacation Tracking

While the vacation benefit is the same for nearly all eligible MIT employees, the method for keeping track of vacation time differs according to employee type. This site explains the various methods.

Sick Leave Tracking

Massachusetts state law requires that MIT track sick leave for monthly paid, benefits-eligible academic (non-faculty), research, and administrative staff. Learn how to report your sick leave.