Family and Medical Leave Act
The university will provide up to twelve (12) weeks within any 12-month period (or twenty-six (26) weeks for specified family members of military personnel) for a family or medical leave to any individual who has been employed for at least 12 months at the time of the leave and has worked at least 1,250 hours in the 12-month period preceding the leave. The leave may be for any of the following reasons: birth of an employee's child(ren); adoption of a child or official placement with the employee for foster care; care of a son, daughter, spouse or parent (not parent-in-law) having a serious health condition; or incapacity of an employee as a result of a serious health condition. Vacation and other paid leave programs must be used as part of the 12-week period. Advance notice is required, if possible.
Up to twenty-six (26) weeks of leave may be taken during a single 12-month period to care for a spouse, son, daughter, parent or next of kin recovering from an illness or injury incurred in the line of active duty while in the Armed Forces or National Guard or Reserves. (HR 407)