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Unpaid Leave

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 1250 hours worked in the 12 months preceding the Leave.
  • A request for FMLA should be made 30 days in advance, if possible.
  • FMLA leave 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 serious health condition or an immediate family member, and exigency leave (covered family member active duty).
  • To apply for FMLA, employees must first register and then apply online at www.fmlasource.com.

 

Resources 

 

FMLASource contact information:

FMLACenter@FMLASource.com, Toll-free number: 844-837-9301
FMLASource website: www.fmlasource.com

 

Family & Medical Leave Request Process

Parental Leave

Parental Leave provides time off for new parents of natural or adopted children if the employee does not qualify for FMLA.

  • Parental Leave mirrors FMLA with the exception that Parental Leave is a state entitlement, and FMLA is a federal entitlement.
  • All applicable Leave must be exhausted while taking parental Leave.
  • The Leave is limited to and begins with the date of the birth of a natural child or the adoption or foster care placement of a child under three years of age.
  • If an employee goes into unpaid status, unlike FMLA, the employee would be responsible for paying both the employee and state portion of their insurance.
  • To apply for Parental Leave, go to www.fmlasource.com.

View the Parental Leave Policy

Military Leave

  • Military Leave provides employees up to 26 weeks of unpaid Leave in a 12 month-rolling year period.
  • Military Caregiver Leave allows for the care of a spouse, son, daughter, parent, or next of kin who is a covered military service member and recovering from a serious illness or injury sustained during active duty.
  • Employees are eligible for military Leave with short-notice deployment, military events and related activities, childcare/school activities, financial and legal arrangements that need to be made, counseling, and post-deployment.
  • To apply for Military Leave, go to www.fmlasource.com.

View the Military Leave Policy

Leave of Absence without Pay

An authorized, temporary release of a faculty or staff member from the payroll. 

  • Leaves of absence are granted at the discretion of the employing department to protect employment and certain benefit rights for a specific period of time.

View the Leave without Pay Policy