Family Medical Leave
The purpose of Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is to provide up to twelve weeks of job-protected leave in a twelve-month period to eligible employees for specified immediate family and medical reasons. FMLA leave is unpaid leave, unless an employee elects to substitute sick leave, vacation leave, donated leave or other accrued paid leave for unpaid FMLA leave. Read more CS Rule Section 11-150.
Why would an employee go on FML?
When an eligible employee needs leave:
What is my first step?
Speak with the Office of Human Resources (OHR) to see if your leave is covered under FMLA and that you are an eligible employee.
What will OHR need from me?
OHR will need the following information from you:
What and when should I communicate with my supervisor?
In any situation where the need for FML is foreseeable, you should communicate this with your supervisor at least 30 days prior or such notice as is practicable. You do not have to provide medical records or disclose specifics other than you have an approved FMLA case that was approved by OHR along with estimated dates of leave and return.
Read the CS Section 11-150 Family & Medical Leave Act Policy and contact your agency OHR representative to answer your questions and concerns.