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The Family and Medical Leave Act helps to protect your job when time is needed away from work for a qualifying event. More information below and on the University System of Georgia website can help you determine if this leave is the right choice for you.

 

FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Any employee (including part-time and temporary) of the University of Georgia, who has been employed by the University of Georgia for at least twelve months total (not necessarily the last twelve months), and has  worked at least 1,250 hours during the 12-month period immediately preceding the leave is eligible to be granted family leave for conditions authorized by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Eligible employees with a qualifying event may receive 480 hours of FMLA within a rolling 52 week calendar period. While FMLA itself is unpaid, it runs concurrently with an employee’s leave balances or voluntary income replacements. 

More information can be found on the University System of Georgia website

ELIGIBILITY

Qualifying life events include:

  • The birth of a child and to bond with the newborn child within one year of birth.
  • The placement with the employee of a child for adoption or foster care and to bond with the newly placed child within one year of placement.
  • A serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform the functions of his or her job.
  • To care for the employee’s spouse, son, daughter, or parent who has a serious health condition.
  • Any qualifying exigency arising out of the fact that the employee’s spouse, son, daughter, or parent is a military member on covered active duty.
  • To care for a covered servicemember with a serious injury or illness if the employee is the spouse, son, daughter, parent, or next of kin of the servicemember (military caregiver leave).


Eligibility is contingent upon the employee meeting the following criteria:

  • Any employee (including part-time and temporary) of the University of Georgia, who has been employed by the University of Georgia for at least twelve months total (not necessarily the last twelve months), AND
  • Has worked at least 1.250 hours during the 12-month period immediately preceding the leave.

CONDITIONS 

  • Eligible employees with a qualifying event may receive 480 hours of FMLA within a rolling 52 week calendar period
  • Must provide adequate documentation of qualifying life event
  • May be used on a continuous or intermittent basis
  • FMLA itself is unpaid, it runs concurrently with an employee’s leave balances or voluntary income 

REQUEST PROCESS

If an employee has a one of the qualifying life events mentioned above they should submit a request for extended leave through OneUSG Connect Employee Self-Service.

RESOURCES 

Extended Leave Request Tutorial

Extended Leave Request Video

Time Away From Work Policy

USG FMLA Website

Department of Labor FMLA Website

 

Questions? Contact hrweb@uga.edu or (706) 542-2222