Policy 5.21 - Family and Medical Leave


The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) will allow eligible employees to take up to 12 weeks (or 26 weeks where specified) of unpaid leave time per year for reasonable family and medical needs. The FMLA is intended to protect employees and allow them to balance work and family life more effectively while accommodating the legitimate interests of the college. When the need for leave is foreseeable, 30 days advance notice is required to allow scheduling of work. When the need to take leave is not foreseeable, the employee must give verbal notice to his immediate supervisor within two (2) business days of learning of the need to take leave. Supervisors will report absences of three (3) days or more to the human resources office so appropriate documentation may be initiated.

Adopted: September 21, 1993

Revised: November 21, 2016

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