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Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Eligible employees may be entitled to leave under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) for specified family and medical reasons.

To begin assessing eligibility to take leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), follow the procedures provided within this website. There are responsibilities and time specific deadlines at each step of the process for both employees and University departments.

Eligibility

Family Medical Leave offers employees up to 12 weeks or 480 hours of leave in a rolling calendar year for a personal health condition; serious health condition of a spouse, parent, or child; and or incapacity due to pregnancy, prenatal medical care or child birth, to care for the employee's child after birth, or foster care placement of a child. Employees who have a total of at least 12 months of state service and who have worked at least 1,250 hours during the 12-month period preceding the beginning of the leave may be entitled to leave benefits under FMLA.

Qualified Leave Reasons

An eligible employee may take family and medical leave for any of the following qualifying events or conditions:

a. The birth of a child and the care of the newborn.
b. The placement of a child with an employee in connection with the adoption or state-approved foster care of the child.
c. The serious health condition of a child, parent, or spouse of the employee.
d. A serious health condition of the employee.

Definitions

Please see the policy links below for complete Family Medical Leave definitions and information:

UHV Policy C-26: Family & Medical Leave
University of Houston System FMLA Policy

Requesting FMLA

If you need to take leave for a reason that may qualify for protection under the FMLA, complete each of the required forms for the type of leave you will be taking. Please contact Devon Dueser in Human Resources at dueserdv@uhv.edu or call 361.570.4803 for more information.

Required Forms:

Employee Serious Health Condition or Birth

Family Member's Serious Health Condition

If you are requesting FMLA for another qualified reason, please contact Devon Dueser.