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Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

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),


  • worked at least 1,250 hours during the 12-month period immediately preceding the leave eligible to be granted family leave for conditions authorized by the Family and Medical Leave Act.
The Act provides that employees may be granted up to twelve work weeks of job-protected leave during a 12-month period, or 26 work weeks in the case of qualifying exigencies related to certain military-related situations.

Forms related to FMLA

Questions about FMLA at UGA?  

Concerns or problems relating to FMLA

Employee Relations
(706) 542-0251
Tracey O'Malley

Leave Absence Management (706) 542-2222

Continuation of benefits
& leave without pay

Employee Benefits (706) 542-2222

Read the Guidelines for Requesting Extension of Tenure Probationary Period Due to FMLA Qualifying Event Office of Faculty Affairs
Elizabeth Weeks

Other helpful resources for supervisors

Other helpful resources for employees:



Revised 8/13/2020