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Leave Without Pay

An employee of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ or Agency) may be granted leave without pay (LWOP) subject to the provisions established in TDCJ's leave policies. Leave without pay may be granted when it is determined to be in the best interest of the employee and the agency.

Unpaid Leaves
Type of Leave Time Period
Medical: work related Six months
Medical: non-work related Six months
Family Medical Leave Up to 12 workweeks Up to 26 workweeks to care for a family member who is a covered service member
General leave 30 calendar days
Military Leave Extended for the duration of the active duty period, up to five years

Additional Information

For additional information regarding Agency leave policies, please see PD-46, Medical and Parental Leave; PD-49, Leaves Other than Medical and Parental; and PD-76, Employment and Reemployment of Members of the Uniformed Services.


Page updated: 08/11/2017