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4033.1  Leave of Absence Without Pay - Family and Medical Leave

Full-time employees shall be allowed up to 12 weeks of leave per 12-month period for any of the following reasons:

  1. The birth of a child of the employee;
  2. The placement of a son or daughter for adoption or foster care;
  3. The employee's own serious health condition which renders the employee unable to perform his or her job;
  4. The serious health condition of a spouse, child (who is under 18 years of age or incapable of self-care due to a disability), or parent (not parent-in-law) with a serious health condition;
  5. A qualifying exigency involving an employee's spouse, son, daughter or parent for the purpose of covered active duty or call to covered active duty in the Armed Forces or a reserve component of the Armed Forces, who has been deployed to a foreign country; or
  6. Care of the employee's son, daughter, parent or next of kin (nearest blood relative) who has incurred an injury or illness in the line of duty while on active duty in the Armed Forces (or existed before the beginning of the member's active duty and was aggravated by service in line of duty on active duty in the Armed Forces), provided that such injury or illness may render the member medically unfit to perform the duties of the member's office, grade, rank, or rating. This provision also applies to a veteran of the Armed Forces whose injury or illness was incurred in line of duty or active duty (or existed before the beginning of the member's active duty and was aggravated by service in line of duty on active duty in the Armed Forces) and was manifested itself before or after the member became a veteran. This leave may extend up to 26 weeks in a single 12 month period.

Employees may take the leave intermittently for the birth of a child or placement of a child for adoption or foster care only with the consent of the Board. Otherwise, employees may take intermittent leave only when medically necessary.

Full-time employees are those who have worked for the College for at least 12 months and have worked 1,250 hours over the previous 12 months.

A son or daughter is a child either under the age of 18, or 18 years of age or older but incapable of self-care.

A "serious health condition" is an injury, illness, impairment or physical or mental condition that involves in-patient care or continuing treatment by a health care provider. The Board may require certification from the employee's or family member's health care provider for leave based on a serious health condition.

An "immediate family member" is an employee's child, spouse, or parent.

Leave taken under this provision will be unpaid. However, the College will continue to pay its share of an employee's group health insurance premium, if any, during the employee's leave. Upon termination of leave, the employee will be restored to his or her former position or a position with equivalent pay, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment. Additionally, an employee must give 30 days' notice before taking leave, whenever possible. Otherwise, the employee must notify the Board as early as possible.

Adopted: 5-25-93
Revised: 5-25-10