Personal leave is an absence from the workplace for a specific period of time due to reasons not covered by other leave options (such as vacation, maternity, jury duty or bereavement). It is in each employer's discretion to establish their own personal leave policy.
Personal leave periods are usually not counted as service for certain benefits such as holidays, vacation, and sick leave. The effect of a personal leave on retirement plans and on insured benefits, e.g., health, life, and disability insurance, depends on the employer's benefit policies and retirement system regulations.
Administrative leave is granted for various reasons, such as jury duty, death in the family, office closings, disciplinary actions, depending on the policies of the employer. The employer policies will determine whether the leave is paid or unpaid, whether it counts towards accrual of benefits, etc.