Leave to Care for Eligible Family Member
An employee's non-medical leave is used when the employee needs time away from work to care for a parent, child or spouse who has a serious health condition as defined by the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). An employee may also use the non-medical leave to care for a designated person in the employee's family or household depending upon the contract/policy provision covering the employee.
In order to be eligible for a non-medical leave, an employee must apply for such leave following University and department procedures. The University grants unpaid non-medical leaves to take care of family members under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). An employee is permitted to use no more than 30 days of sick leave in any calendar year for this type of leave.
- For a non-medical leave, an employee must complete and submit a request form to his/her department.
- For family care under FMLA, the University grants such leave when the employee is eligible.
- For such leaves not covered by FMLA, the department may request that an employee care for a family member at hours or days compatible with the operational needs of the department.