Leave of Absence

At PG&E, we realize that employees may need to take time off from work for a number of different reasons. Whether it's time off for your own medical needs, to care for a family member, to care for or bond with a new child or in response to a call to military service, PG&E's leave of absence (LOA) policy allows you to take time off and focus on yourself or your family. The content below explains the process you'll need to follow when requesting a LOA—allowing you to easily transition to your leave.

When do you need to follow the leave of absence process?

You must follow the leave process when you're absent from work for any length of time for a reason that's covered under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL), Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), a PG&E company leave (including Short-term disability and paid family leave) or a state leave law.

California Utility Employees

Effective January 1, 2018, all eligible California Utility employees are automatically covered under PG&E’s Voluntary Disability and Paid Family Leave Benefit Plan (the “Voluntary Plan”), unless you reject or opt out of coverage. PG&E’s Voluntary Plan provides better benefits and is offered in place of California State Disability Insurance (SDI) and Paid Family Leave plan (the “State Plan”).

Anyone who opts out of the PG&E Voluntary Plan will need to submit claims for benefits directly to the State. A leave of absence will need to be submitted separately through Sedgwick, even for those who remain covered under the State Plan. Visit www.edd.ca.gov for more information on state benefits.

Important: approval of Voluntary Plan benefits is not an approval of leave. Please review the types of leave document for federal, state and local leave laws and company leaves, including short-term disability and paid family leave, for which you may be eligible.

Voluntary Plan and State Plan benefits replaces a portion of the employee’s lost earnings if an eligible employee 1) becomes disabled with a non-occupational illness or injury and cannot work for more than 7 consecutive calendar days, or 2) needs time off to care for a seriously ill family member or bond with a new child.

Click here for details about the PG&E Voluntary Plan and benefits for which you may be eligible.

PG&E's LOA is administered by Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., a global leader that specializes in disability and leave of absence services. For assistance with your LOA – including requesting a new leave or for help processing an existing leave – contact Sedgwick at 1-855-732-8217. Representatives are available Monday through Friday from 5 a.m.–5 p.m. Pacific time. Leave specialists are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Pacific time.

Additionally, you can access your leave request status anytime through viaOne® voice, Sedgwick's interactive voice response system by calling 1-855-732-8217 or online through viaOne Express.

Contact us

Sedgwick — PG&E's leave of absence and disability service center.
1-855-732-8217
Monday-Friday,
5 a.m.-5 p.m. PT

PG&E Benefits Service Center — For questions about the Health Account Plan (HAP), billing and more.
1-866-271-8144
Monday-Friday,
7:30 a.m.–5 p.m. PT

PG&E Leave Team — Provides leave of absence support to employees, leaders and timekeepers.
PGELeaveteam@pge.com

California State Disability Insurance – For questions regarding the Employee Development Department’s State Disability Insurance program.
www.edd.ca.gov
1-800-480-3287