Leave of Absence

CDW has programs in place to assist coworkers when they need to take a leave of absence. Eligibility for CDW’s leave programs vary by leave reason, length of service and other specific criteria. A leave of absence may be approved through a single leave program or a compilation of leave programs depending on the needs of the leave.

This page covers:

  • Filing a leave of absence claim
  • Types of Leaves
  • Reporting a Family Medical Leave (FML)

To file a leave of absence claim call MetLife at (833) 711-1379. Leave requests can be requested up to one month in advance of leave and should be reported as soon as possible in an emergency situation. Except in unforeseen circumstances, coworkers should notify their direct manager and/or Coworker Services Business Partner of their intent to request a leave of absence prior to contacting MetLife.

Types of Leaves

The following outlines the feature, eligibility, and criteria for each type of leave.

SHORT-TERM MEDICAL LEAVE
Features Eligibility Criteria

Company provided

6 weeks of unpaid continuous or intermittent leave

Sick/Vacation time continue to accrue

Short-Term Disability and Parental Leave may run concurrent with STML

30 days of service, but less than 1 year of service

Serious health condition for coworker only.

*A serious health condition is defined as one’s own illness, injury, impairment and physical or mental condition that involves in-patient care in a hospital, hospice or residential medical care facility, or continuing treatment by a healthcare provider

 
Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Features

Eligibility

Criteria

Federally regulated

Job protection

12 weeks of unpaid continuous or intermittent leave

Sick/Vacation time continue to accrue

Short-Term Disability and Parental Leave may run concurrent with FMLA

1 year of service and have worked a minimum of 1,250 hours within the preceding 12 months

A family member is defined as a Spouse, Domestic Partner, Child, or Parent of the coworker

A Child is defined as a coworker’s son or daughter, including biological, adopted, fostered, stepchild, a legal ward, child of a state-recognized Domestic Partner, or a child of a person standing in loco parentis, who is either under the age of 18 or incapable of self-care because of a mental or physical disability

Birth, adoption, or foster care placement of a child

Coworker’s serious health condition (including occupational injuries/illness)

Serious health condition of a family member

Any qualifying “exigency” leave or to care for a covered service member with a serious illness or injury (see the Military Leave policy)

*Additional leave rights may be available based on State regulations. These leaves vary state to state.

 
Parental Leave

Features

Eligibility

Criteria

Company provided

2-8 weeks of paid continuous leave

Sick/Vacation time continue to accrue

Short-Term Disability, Short-Term Medical Leave and FMLA may run concurrent with Parental Leave

30 days of service for coworkers who regularly work 20+ hours per week

The birth or adoption of a child

*Parental Leave Policy
 
Military Leave

Coworkers are eligible to take time-off for their military duties as documented by official military orders.

Authorized coworkers taking military leave will be given re-employment rights in compliance with applicable law, including the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).

*Military Leave Information

Reporting a Family Medical Leave (FML)

When to report a FML If you experience one of the following situations:

A serious health condition (away from work for more than 3 consecutive days, intermittent hours or days, or a hospitalization for any amount of time).

A serious health condition affecting a family member for whom you need to provide care.
The birth, adoption, or foster care placement of a child.
Certain circumstances related to a family member’s military service.
How to report FML

Call MetLife at (833) 711-1379

Be sure to call your direct manager, Coworker Services Business Partner and CDW Leaves team at cwsleavesandaccommodations@cdw.com, on or before your first day of absence.

While you’re out on FML A MetLife claim manager will help you return to work quickly and safely.

MetLife may work with you, your doctor, your direct manager, and Coworker Services Business Partner to discuss different work options, including any adjustments to your job or work schedule.

When it’s time to return to work

Call your MetLife claims manager, your direct manager and email CDW’s Leaves team at cwsleavesandaccommodations@cdw.com to tell them your return-to-work date. If you’re out of work because you have a serious health condition, review your employee handbook for return-to-work policies.

If you can’t return to work when your leave is expected to end

Call your MetLife claims manager to discuss the situation. Call your direct manager and email CDW’s Leaves team at cwsleavesandaccommodations@cdw.com to tell them when you plan to return to work.

Additional information about leave programs and processes can be found in the Leave of Absence FAQ. For additional support, please contact CWSLeavesAndAccommodations@cdw.com.

Coworkers, at their own discretion, may supplement unpaid leave time with available accrued sick or vacation hours.