2019-2020 Employee Handbook

Family and Medical Leave Act

Board Policy 6.14 outlines CF’s policy regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). An "eligible" employee is entitled to up to 12 weeks (60 work days) of unpaid, job-protected leave for certain family and medical reasons. Family and medical leave will run concurrently with paid sick leave and/or vacation leave, if applicable. Employees (full or part-time) are eligible if they have worked for CF for at least 12 months of cumulative service and for 1,250 hours over the previous 12 months. An employee is required to provide thirty days advance leave notice when known in advance that leave is needed, or as much notice as possible when leave is needed for an unforeseen reason. This notification must be submitted to the Human Resources Office and forms are available at benefits.cf.edu/, under Family and Medical Leave Act.

FML may also be used for Military Family Leave in the following situations:

  1. Military Caregiver leave (also known as Covered Service Member leave); family of covered service members will be able to take up to 26 workweeks of leave in a “single 12-month period” to care for a covered service member with a serious illness or injury incurred in the line of duty on active duty.
  2. Qualifying Exigency leave: helps family of members of National Guard and Reserves manage their affairs when the member is on active duty in support of a contingency operation. This provision makes the normal 12-workweeks of FML leave available to eligible employees to use for “any qualifying exigency” arising out of the fact that a covered military member is on active duty or called to active duty status in support of a contingency operation such as a) Short–notice deployment; b) Military events and related activities; c) Childcare and school activities; d) Financial and legal arrangements; e) Counseling; f) Rest and recuperation; g) Post-deployment activities; and h) Additional activities not encompassed in the other categories but agreed to by the employer and employee.

For more information review Board Policy 6.14 – Leaves of Absence and/or Administrative Procedure Family and Medical Leave at www.Inside.CF.edu/manuals.