Human Resources

​City of Dallas Paid Leave

Mental Health Leave (MHL)

The City of Dallas is honored to offer a new leave for employees who are benefits eligible and accrue leave time.

Mental Health Leave provides up to 40 hours of leave for most employees and 60 hours of leave for employees of Dallas Police Department (DPD) and the Emergency Response Bureau of Dallas Fire Rescue (DFR) who experience a traumatic event while at work and the need for leave is verified by a licensed psychiatrist or psychologist.

The City of Dallas will keep requests for Mental Health Leave and any medical information related to Mental Health Leave confidential to the extent allowed by law. The City of Dallas will also not reduce other paid balances for Mental Health Leave taken.