CU complies with the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993, which means you can take up to 12 weeks of time off in a calendar year and be assured your job is protected during leave taken for one of the following reasons:
- the birth and subsequent care of a baby
- the placement and care of a child in adoptive/foster care
- a serious health condition of an employee’s spouse, domestic partner, child or parent
- your own serious health condition
- care for a parent, spouse, civil union partner, domestic partner, child or next of kin who is an injured service member
- a qualifying exigency when your parent, child, spouse, civil union partner or domestic partner is called up for active military duty
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A classified employee is eligible to take up to 13 weeks (520 hours) of family medical leave per a rolling 12-month period, so long as that employee has one year of total state service as of the date leave will begin.
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University staff may take up to 12 weeks (generally 480 hours) of family medical leave per a rolling 12-month period, so long as they have been employed by the University for at least 12 months and have worked at least 1,250 hours during the most recent 12-month period.
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There are two forms of military leave: to care for an injured service member or leave when a family member is on active duty.
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