Salary Continuance

Salary Continuance is short term disability leave for faculty and AAPs that is fully paid for by Georgetown University. Salary Continuance benefits replace 100% of your income in the event you become unable to work due to an injury, illness, or other medical scenario such as a scheduled surgery or birth of a child. There is no waiting period for benefits under this plan.

Who’s Eligible

Full-time faculty and AAPs hired to work at 75% FTE are eligible for salary continuance.

Application Process

Short term disability claims for faculty are handled through the campus on which you work.

Main Campus: Lesley Sebastian (las38@georgetown.edu)
Medical Center: Sonya Sims (ss667@georgetown.edu)
Law Center: Ifé Tafari (int2@georgetown.edu)

D.C. Paid Family Leave

Benefits under the Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act for The District of Columbia’s Paid Family Leave (PFL) Program begin July 1, 2020.  This leave is administered directly through the Department of Employment Services and provides up to eight weeks of paid time off for qualifying reasons.

All Georgetown leave policies will run concurrent with DC’s UPL plan whenever possible.  

Given this, payment from Georgetown University will be reduced by any estimated benefit from the District of Columbia’s Paid Family Leave.  During leaves of absence Georgetown University employees will be compensated up to 100% of their salary from all sources combined. You can learn more about how GU benefits coordinate with DC PFL benefits here.

Effective July 1, 2020, MetLife will be the administrator for Salary Continuance claims for AAPs.

Here are the steps for the application process:

1. Report your leave of absence to your Manager/Supervisor and maintain contact with him/her throughout your entire leave period.

2. Initiate the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) process by completing and submitting an FMLA application to fmla@georgetown.edu. You can learn more about FMLA here.

3. Contact MetLife to initiate your Salary Continuance claim.

  • Call 1-866-729-9201
  • Register and log in to mybenefits.metlife.com
  • Download the MetLife U.S. App to submit and view your claim on your SmartPhone

    If your absence is scheduled, such as an upcoming hospital stay or birth of a child, call MetLife 30 days prior to your last day of work. If unscheduled, please call MetLife as soon as possible.

4. If you are eligible for paid leave benefits from the District of Columbia’s Office of Paid Family Leave, visit dcpaidfamilyleave.gov (new window) to register and apply.

D.C. Paid Family Leave

Benefits under the Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act for The District of Columbia’s Paid Family Leave (PFL) Program begin July 1, 2020.  This leave is administered directly through the Department of Employment Services and provides up to eight weeks of paid time off for qualifying reasons.

All Georgetown leave policies will run concurrent with DC’s UPL plan whenever possible.  

Given this, payment from Georgetown University will be reduced by any estimated benefit from the District of Columbia’s Paid Family Leave.  During leaves of absence Georgetown University employees will be compensated up to 100% of their salary from all sources combined. You can learn more about how GU benefits coordinate with DC PFL benefits here.

If you are having a baby, we recommend you read our guide to Leave Benefits for New Parents and Growing Families (new window).

Salary Continuance benefits continue until:

  • The date you are no longer disabled;
  • The date you reach the “recovery limit” for your type of disability; or
  • The date you reach the maximum benefit period of three months.

Coordination with D.C. Paid Family Leave Benefits
In those instances where you are eligible for both Salary Continuance and paid leave benefits through the D.C. Paid Family Leave program, your Georgetown Salary Continuance benefit will be offset by estimated benefits under DC’s program. You will receive 100% of your salary from all sources combined.