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Family Medical Leave Act

The Family and Medial Leave Act (FMLA) is a benefit that allows qualified employees to take up to 12 weeks of leave per fiscal year for his or her own personal illness, for the birth or adoption of a child, or to care for a family member. Employees may also take FMLA leave to take care of personal and family matters in the event a spouse or another eligible family member is called to active duty in the Armed Forces.

Reference: System Regulation 31.03.05 – Family and Medical Leave

Responsibilities of Administrators/Liaisons, Supervisors/Managers, and Employees
FMLA Packet
Military Family Leave
Designation of FMLA Leave and the 15-Day Deadline
FMLA Certification

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:

Cover Letter to employee 
Certification for Health Care Provider

Administrators and departmental HR liaisons who have complex FMLA issues should contact to ensure a thorough review of any concerns that may arise in their respective areas.

Last edited by: schnettler 09/28/2017