Family Medical Leave Act entitles eligible employees to take reasonable leave up to twelve weeks per year for a serious medical condition amongst themselves or a family member or twenty-six weeks per year to care for a covered service member with a serious injury or illness.
An employee should contact Benefits Office if he or she will be off work for five consecutive days for the following qualifications:
Carefully read Internal Governing Policy #7.1 before applying for FMLA.
To be eligible for FMLA, an EIU employee must:
If an employee is ineligible for FMLA, he or she will complete a Non-FMLA application to be approved by the department.
Employees must exhaust all paid leave (sick, annual, compensatory time balances) before taking unpaid leave under FMLA. The order of paid leave usage for an FMLA related event is as follows:
Please return completed applications to the Benefits Office.