Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

The Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) is a federal statute that provides job protection for employees for the following reasons:

  • the birth of a child and care of a newborn child
  • the placement and care of a child for adoption/foster care
  • a serious health condition of an employee's spouse, child or parent
  • an employee’s own serious health condition

Campus human resource offices assist departments and employees regarding all family medical leave requests, communications and actions.

Faculty and university staff (formerly exempt professionals) should contact their campus human resources office for assistance with family medical leave.

For classified staff, state personnel rules apply. Employees or departments should contact the human resources office on their campus for assistance with family medical leave. Please refer to “Your Rights and Responsibilities under Family/Medical Leave” for state FMLA information.