Family and Medical Leave

Introduction

The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued new regulations for the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which took effect January 16, 2009. These regulations make significant changes to the existing rules for types of FMLA leave, particularly regarding notice requirements and medical certifications. In addition they address new leave entitlements related to family members in the military.

The new regulations will have an impact on existing policy and collective bargaining agreement (CBA) provisions governing leaves. As such, the Office of the President is working on revising policy language to incorporate the new regulations. Until policy and CBAs are updated, please contact your assigned Employee Relations Consultant regarding the interpretation and application of the new FMLA regulations.

In an effort to assist departments in administering the new FMLA regulations, the links to the left provide information about the process to follow regarding the administration of leave for the serious health condition of an employee or qualified family member, including a description of when and how to use new forms.