FMLA • Family Medical Leave Act

  • FML Employee Guide from the Department of Labor 

    Should an employee miss more than 5 consecutive work days, even if it’s a work related injury, the Risk Management Department must be notified and that employee will need to apply for the appropriate leave.




    To qualify for Family Medical Leave (FML) you must have worked for the district for a minimum of one year and worked 1,250 hours in the prior twelve (12) months

    FML allows twelve (12) work weeks / (60 days) of leave in a 12-month period for:

    ·      the birth of a child and to care for the newborn child within one year of birth, and to bond with that child;

    ·      the placement with the employee of a child for adoption or foster care and to care for the newly placed child within one year of placement;

    ·      to care for an immediate family member (spouse, child, or parent – but not a parent “in-law”or sibling) who has a serious health condition;

    ·      a serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform the essential functions of his or her job;

    ·      any qualifying exigency arising out of the fact that the employee’s spouse, son, daughter, or parent is a covered military member on “covered active duty”
    Twenty-six work weeks of leave during a single 12-month period to care for a covered service member with a serious injury or illness if the eligible employee is the service member’s spouse, son, daughter, parent, or next of kin (military caregiver leave).

    Return to Work after Leave of Absence

    When an employee is ready to return to work, it is the employee’s responsibility to deliver a medical release form to the Risk Management Department, completed by their doctor. This form must be signed by the doctor stating the return to work date and if there are any restrictions. The Risk Management Department will review and determine if the employee is eligible to return to work. If it is determined you can return to work, the employee will be given a Return to Work Notice . A copy will be emailed to the supervisor and the employee. All employees must report to the Risk Management Department and receive a Return to Work Notice prior to returning to his/her campus or department.