Family and Medical Leave: Employee Information
The University recognizes that during your career, circumstances may arise that require you to take a prolonged or intermittent absence from work for family or medical reasons. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that allows eligible employees to take job-protected leave for certain qualifying medical and family reasons. FMLA also ensures that health insurance coverage will continue during the leave under the same terms and conditions as if the leave had not been taken.
Qualifying Reasons & Eligibility for FML
If you are eligible, you can take time off of work for health reasons, for a new baby, or to care for a seriously ill family member. All employees, including student workers and graduate assistants/associates, may be eligible for FML.Qualifying Reasons & Eligibility
If you believe you may be eligible and have a qualifying reason, start the FML process with a request for leave.How to Request FML
Your Responsibilities While on FML
There are several ways to ensure that your leave goes smoothly.Your Responsibilities
Your Pay and Benefits While on FML
FML is unpaid, but if you have available paid time off, you must use it during your leave. Your benefits coverage will continue while your portion of the premiums is paid through payroll deduction, or if you are unpaid, by direct bill.More on Pay and Benefits
Your Rights Under the FMLA
The University commits to restore you to the same or equivalent job when you return from an FMLA-qualifying leave. Also, the use of FML leave cannot cause you to lose any employment benefit that accrued prior to the start of your leave.
If you believe your supervisor or department is interfering with your right to take FML, or is retaliating against you for using FML, contact the Division of Human Resources at 520-621-3660 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
University and Federal Resources
Find University of Arizona information and policies, as well as resources from the U.S. Department of Labor.Resources