Due to the requirements of the FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act), employees and/or supervisors should apprise the Office of Human Resources of any sick leave absence that exceeds one week in duration. This includes absences which exceed one week due to injury on the job (workers’ compensation cases) or absences that are anticipated as a result of scheduled surgery or treatment. A notice should be returned to the Office of Human Resources immediately following the fifth consecutive day of absence.
FMLA requires covered employers to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave to eligible employees for the following reasons:
The Office of Human Resources needs to be notified of the return to work date so that we may evaluate if a reasonable accommodation can be made for any restrictions.
The employee should contact the Office of Human Resources regarding leave to care for a dependent, a covered service member, or for military family leave.