Due to the requirements of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), 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 employee should contact the Office of Human Resources regarding a return to work date to evaluate if a reasonable accommodation can be made for any restrictions and/or regarding leaves to care for a dependent, a covered service member, or military family leave.
The purpose of the Paid Parental Leave is to provide parents additional flexibility and time to bond with their new child, adjust to their new family situation, and balance their professional obligations.