The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a benefit that allows qualified employees to have up to 12 weeks of leave per fiscal year. The law allows eligible employees to take job-protected leave for the birth or adoption of a child, for the care of a child, spouse or parent with a serious health condition, for the employee’s own serious health condition, or for the care of a covered military service member. Eligible employees are entitled to utilize a full allotment of 12 weeks of FMLA benefits for any FMLA-related condition, regardless of whether or not his/her spouse is also employed by Texas A&M Health Science Center. The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a summary entitled “Need Time? The Employee’s Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act.” This summary is directed primarily to employees in a reader-friendly format.
The FMLA duties most likely consist of ensuring the department's compliance with the FMLA, overseeing employee FMLA leave balances and periodically reviewing for accuracy, training supervisors and managers on FMLA when necessary, communicating with Human Resources if questions arise regarding FMLA leave, and distributing FMLA packet of information to employees who may need FMLA leave.
The following forms/information make up the FMLA packet:
Employees who have not worked for the State of Texas for at least 12 months or who have worked fewer than 1,250 hours during the 12-month period preceding the needed leave qualify for maternal/paternal leave under the state's Parental Leave instead of FMLA. The following forms make up the Parental Leave Packet: