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Family and Medical Leave

The University provides up to 12 work weeks* of unpaid, job-protected FMLA leave during a “single 12-month period” to eligible employees for the following qualifying basic leave and military family leave reasons:

  • The birth of the employee’s child and/or to bond with the newborn child;
  • The placement of a child with the employee for adoption or foster care and/or to bond with the newly placed child;
  • A serious health condition of the employee;
  • To care for the employee’s spouse, child or parent who has a serious health condition;
  • To address any qualifying exigency arising out of the fact that the employee’s spouse, child or parent is a covered military member on covered active duty; or
  • To care for a covered servicemember with a serious injury or illness if the eligible employee is the servicemember’s spouse, son, daughter, parent, or next of kin. *In this circumstance, FMLA coverage may extend up to 26 weeks.

To begin assessing eligibility to take leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), follow the procedures provided within this website. There are responsibilities and time specific deadlines at each step of the process for both employees and University departments.

Use this link to access information on FMLA eligibility requirements, the FMLA leave calculator, and links to the University’s FMLA Policies.

Procedures & Resources
Click to access information on procedural steps, flowcharts, definitions, FMLA leave forms.

My Pay and Benefits During FMLA Leave
Use this link to understand timekeeping during FMLA and the effect of FMLA leave on various benefit programs such as medical, dental, vision, supplemental life, short-term disability insurance, and retirement.

Use this link to find answers to frequently asked questions concerning FMLA leave.

Learn More about the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Use this link to learn about the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act in a broader context than the policies and procedures of the University. Resources include text of the law and regulations, official posters, fact sheets, and an employee guide.

Other Leaves
Use this link to view information on other types of leaves at the University.