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The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) ensures eligible employees for up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave each year for qualified reasons. Under FMLA, the University may require eligible employees to substitute accrued paid time in lieu of unpaid time. The associate director of benefits & wellness administers the FMLA program for the University, including determining employee eligibility, notification, required reporting, and any return-to-work issues.

On January 16, 2009, new regulations were issued under the FMLA. These new regulations expand leave for military personnel and their family members under certain conditions. Changes were also made to the notification and certification provisions associated with the FMLA. In addition, the regulations clarify employer and employee obligations under the Act. See the links below for more detail.

For more information, contact the benefits & wellness office at ext. 1365 or refer to your Policy manual. Additional information, including Fact Sheets, can be found at

This website provides a summary of the benefits available. The University reserves the right to modify, amend, suspend or terminate any plan at any time, and for any reason without prior notification. You will be notified of any changes to these plans and how they affect your benefits, if at all. The plans described on this website are governed by insurance contracts and plan documents, which are available for examination. We have attempted to make explanations of the plans on this website as accurate as possible. However, should there be a discrepancy between this website and the provisions of the insurance contracts or plan documents, the provisions of the insurance contracts or plan documents will govern. In addition, you should not rely on any oral descriptions of these plans, since the written descriptions in the insurance contracts and plan documents will always govern.