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Family and Medical/Parental Leave

Family and Medical Leave (FML)

The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 requires an employer to grant up to 12 weeks (26 weeks for military caregiver leave) of job protected leave to eligible employees for certain qualified medical conditions.

As an eligible employee, you may take family and medical leave for:

  • The birth of a child and the care of the newborn; the placement of a child with an employee in connection with the adoption or State-approved foster care of the child.
  • The serious health condition of a child, parent or spouse.
  • The serious health condition of the employee.
  • Military Family Leave: qualifying exigency leave or military caregiver leave.

You must have 12 cumulative months of state employment and worked at least 1250 hours in the year immediately prior to the first day off from work to qualify.

For more information, visit P.S. 02.A.11, Family and Medical Leave Policy, or contact the ESO Benefits Team.


Parental Leave

If you do not meet eligibility requirements for FML, you are entitled to 12 weeks of Parental Leave for the birth of child, care of the newborn and the placement of a child under three years of age in connection with adoption or a state-approved foster care of a child. Visit P.S. 02.A.27, Parental Leave Policy, for more information.

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Last updated 5/2/2022 6:08 PM