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


To learn more about your leave options:

Collective Bargaining Agreements or District Policies

Employee GroupsLeave of Absence Information
Full-time Faculty PDF FileDistrict-SMCFA CBA Article 17
Part-time Faculty PDF FileDistrict-SMCFA CBA Article 17
Classified Employees PDF FileDistrict-CSEA CBA Article 7
Classified Managers PDF FileMerit Rules Chapter 11
Confidential Employees PDF FileMerit Rules Chapter 11
Academic Administrators PDF FileAdministrative Regulation 3425
Project Managers PDF FileAdministrative Regulation 3425
Police Officers PDF FileDistrict-POA CBA Article 7

Employee Notices


For additional information or if you have questions, please contact the Office of Human Resources:

Lugina Rogers
HR Analyst, Leaves & Benefits
(310) 434-4060 / rogers_lugina@smc.edu