Department of Management Services

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Eligibility Employees with at least 12 months with the state, who have worked at least 1,250 hours in the last 12 months
Available For
  • Your own serious health condition when it makes you unable to perform your job, including time when you are out on short-term disability or Workers' Compensation
  • Birth or adoption of a child
  • Providing foster care for a child
  • Serious health condition of spouse, children, parents
  • Active duty family leave and injured service member leave
Duration Up to 12 weeks of leave in any 12 month period, and up to 26 weeks to care for a covered service member with a serious injury or illness.
How to Request Make requests for leave under the FMLA policy to your supervisor as soon as practicable in advance of the leave – except when a medical emergency or an unforeseeable change in circumstance makes that impossible.
Benefits You may continue health, life or supplemental insurance benefits during leave by paying your portion of the monthly benefit premium, regardless of whether you are on unpaid or paid leave status.
Paid or Unpaid Unpaid, unless you have accrued leave credits (regardless of whether you qualify for short-term disability or Workers' Compensation benefits).
Job on Return As long as you return to work at or before the end of the allowed leave, you will return to your former position or one that is equivalent in terms of benefits, pay and status.