Leave of Absence/Retirement/Unemployment Compensation


Office of Retirement, Leave, and Unemployment Compensation (RLU)

1501 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 215
Miami, FL 33132

Welcome to Miami-Dade County Public School’s Office of Retirement, Leave, and Unemployment Compensation (RLU).

Regardless of your position or tenure, you will likely visit the RLU office at some point during your career. Our office is staffed with experienced professionals to assist you with retirement counseling, applying for a leave of absence or questions regarding unemployment compensation benefits. Each of these services is governed by specific eligibility criteria pursuant to applicable School Board Policies, contractual agreements, as well as State and Federal laws.

Retirement – We will help you navigate a smooth transition from District employee to a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS).
Leave – Obtain eligibility criteria, and information necessary to apply for a leave of absence.
Unemployment Compensation – The RLU Office responds to Unemployment Compensation claims filed with the State of Florida.

Answers to many of your questions, as well as required forms, can be found under the appropriate link on the menu at left.




Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response
to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.