Family Medical Leave (FML)

Also See: Reporting Leave

Family Medical Leave is a form of job protection that runs concurrently with all applicable forms of paid and unpaid leave. Family Medical Leave may be taken by eligible employees for the following medical reasons:

The addition of a child through birth, adoption, or foster care.

The serious health condition of the employee or an immediate family member.

To care for a service member (current member of the Armed Forces including regular Armed Forces, National Guard, or Reserves) who becomes seriously injured or ill during active duty.

When a qualifying exigency arises due to a spouse, child, or parent of the employee being on active duty (or has been notified of an impending call or order to active duty) in the Reserves or National Guard in support of a contingency operation.

Classified Staff:

A classified staff employee is eligible to take up to 13 weeks (520 hours) of FML leave in a fiscal year (will change to a rolling 12-month period beginning July 1, 2014), as long as that employee has one year of total state service as of the date leave will begin. This amount is prorated for part-time employees. Applicable forms must be completed by both the employee and the department for FML leave to be granted.

University Staff, 9 and 12 Month Faculty and Research Faculty:

University Staff, 9 and 12 Month Faculty and Research Faculty may take up to 12 weeks (480 hours) of FML during a 12 month period, if 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. Applicable forms must be completed by both the employee and the department for FML to be granted.

Forms:

Please contact Human Resources before going on Family Medical Leave.

Links:

Employee Rights and Responsibilites under the Family Medical Leave Act (US Department of Labor)

Family Medical Leave Act (US Department of Labor)

Family Medical Leave Act FAQ - Colorado Department of Personnel and Administration

Understanding Your Rights and Responsiblities - Colorado Department of Personnel and Administration