Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles eligible employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected Leave for specified family and medical reasons during a 12-month, rolling-year period.

  • Eligibility for FMLA requires at least 12 months state service, and at least 1,250 hours worked in the 12 months preceding the Leave.
  • A request for FMLA should be made 30 days in advance, if possible.
  • FMLA types to include Continuous, Intermittent and a reduced schedule.
  • FMLA can be taken for the birth of a child, adoption/foster care, the employee’s or an immediate family member's serious health condition, and exigency leave (covered family member active duty).
  • To apply for FMLA, employees must first register and then apply online at


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Reporting suspected abuse/fraudulent FMLA claims

In situations of suspected abuse or fraud when anonymity is preferred, individuals may utilize the UNT System Compliance Trust Line to submit concerns in confidence. This reporting service is hosted by a third party provider, NAVEX Global, to help ensure anonymity. Individuals may also call 877.606.9187 to submit their concerns. In addition to the UNT System Compliance Trust Line, individuals may pursue another option for reporting suspected fraud, waste and abuse by contacting the Texas State Auditor's Office. The Texas State Auditor's Office telephone number is 1.800.TX.AUDIT (892-8348) and their website is

The UNT System Compliance Trust Line is in place to provide assurances that all individuals throughout UNT World are held to the highest standards of ethical behavior. Most importantly, this Trust Line is all about trust. In that light, the UNT System and its institutions do not tolerate retaliatory action toward individuals who in, good faith, report, seek guidance regarding compliance matters, or participate in any compliance related investigations. Any individuals found to have engaged in retaliation will be disciplined up to and including termination.

FMLASource Contact Information; toll-free number: 877.462.3652

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