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The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) permits up to twelve weeks total unpaid leave per year, after at least twelve months of employment at the University, under the following circumstances:

  • A faculty member receiving a foster child placement may request a leave without salary of up to twelve weeks for the purpose of caring for the child. 
  • An other academic appointee who is giving birth, adopting a child, or receiving a foster child placement may request a leave without salary of up to twelve weeks for the purpose of caring for the child.

This leave must be taken within twelve months of the birth, adoption, or placement. The faculty member or member of the academic staff who anticipates a child care leave should discuss the plan with the section chief (if applicable), department chair, and dean at least three months in advance, if possible.

A faculty member or member of the academic staff may request an unpaid leave of up to twelve weeks to care for the following family members with a serious health condition: 

  • a spouse, University-registered same-sex domestic or civil union partner, 
  • child, or
  • parent

The faculty member or member of the academic staff should discuss the proposed FMLA leave with the section chief (if applicable), department chair, and dean as far in advance as possible.

Most benefits may be maintained during these leaves by arranging to continue the employee contribution to premiums.