When the time comes that you need to step away to take care of yourself or a loved one, or take a military leave, nbkc the has programs in place to assist.  Check out the options below and within 30 days of the requested leave, or as soon as possible if the need is urgent, complete the Request for Leave of Absence Form and email to:  Human.Resources@nbkc.com.

To learn more about our Maternity and Parental Leave programs, check out the Maternity & Parental Leave page.



Non-FMLA Medical
Leave of Absence



EligibilityEmployees must be employed for 12 months and working 1250 hours over the past 12 monthsAll Employees are eligible to applyAll Employees are eligible to applyEmployees who have been employed for at least six months on date of birth or adoption
Leave Durationup to 12 weeks
26 weeks if military
up to 6 weeks6 or 8 weeks2 weeks
ReasonsPersonal Health Condition, Parental Leave, Caring for a Dependent with a Personal Health Condition, Military Leave, etc.Personal Health ConditionRecovery from giving birth and bonding with babyBonding with baby after birth or adoption
Pay TypesUnpaid, Short Term Disability, PTO, Parental LeaveUnpaid, Short Term Disability, PTOUnpaid, Short Term Disability, PTOParental Leave
Benefit PremiumsDeducted through payroll and/or benefit re-payment plan initiated when associate returns to workDeducted through payroll and/or benefit re-payment plan initiated when associate returns to workDeducted through payroll and/or benefit re-payment plan initiated when associate returns to workDeducted through payroll and/or benefit re-payment plan initiated when associate returns to work

*PTO must be exhausted prior to taking any unpaid time off.


nbkc bank provides a short term disability leave to full-time employees after six months of employment during periods of disability resulting from injury or sickness while employed. Some of the typical reasons for short term disability leave are surgery and recuperation from a major accident or maternity leave.

An employee requesting short term disability leave must be under the care of a legally qualified physician and submit a signed Physician’s Statement indicating the time period that the employee will be unable to perform his or her customary job function. nbkc bank has the right to require satisfactory evidence of disability and of its continuance, including examinations by its physician, before approving the leave of absence. nbkc bank also has the right to require satisfactory evidence of the employee’s fitness for active service.

An employee on short-term disability will continue to receive his or her regular salary and benefits during the period of absence required for the disability in accordance with recommendation of Prudential’s medical verifier.

Employees are eligible to receive a maximum to 12-weeks of Short Term Disability Payments in a rolling 12-month year.  The employee may take this 12-week time period at once or in more than one occurrence, based on each eligible injury.   Once the employee has received 12-weeks of paid Short Term Disability, the employee must use PTO for any additional approved time away.  If PTO is not available, the employee will take unpaid time away.

Mortgage Loan Originators and Loan Originator Managers will be paid an hourly rate determined by their prior six months commission average.   If a Loan Originator or Loan Originator Manager has been employed for less than six months, the employee will be paid based on a salary of $75,000.


Upon benefits eligibility, nbkc bank offers Long Term Disability insurance through Prudential. If you are unable to work for more than 90 days due to a disabling condition, the Long Term Disability plan will provide you with monthly income replacement of 66 2/3% of your monthly earnings, up to a maximum of $15,000 per month. This insurance is provided at no cost to you by nbkc.

You are considered disabled under the plan when Prudential determines you:

  • are unable to perform the material and substantial duties of your regular occupation due to your sickness or injury; and
  • are under the regular care of a doctor; and
  • have a 20% or more loss in your monthly earnings due to that sickness or injury.