Policies and Procedures Manual

Chapter 5: Personnel

05:08:12   Leave: Family, Medical and Servicemember Leave

Related Policies and Guidelines

TBR Policy Family, Medical, and Service Member Leave

In compliance with the Family Leave Act of 1993, it is the policy of Northeast State Community College and the TBR to provide eligible male and female employees up to twelve workweeks of leave during a twelve month period for specified family and medical reasons, to provide continued health insurance coverage during the leave period, and to ensure employee reinstatement to the same or an equivalent position following the leave period.

Eligible employees may request leave for the following reasons:

  • For incapacity due to pregnancy, prenatal medical care, or child birth;
  • To care for the employee’s child after birth or placement for adoption or foster care;
  • To care for the employee’s spouse, son or daughter, or parent who has a serious health condition; or
  • For a serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform the employee’s job.

Servicemember (or Military Family Leave) Entitlements

Eligible employees with a spouse, son, daughter, or parent on covered active duty or a Federal call to covered active duty status in the regular Armed Forces, the National Guard, or Reserves in support of a contingency operation may use their 12-week leave entitlement to address certain qualifying exigencies. Qualifying exigencies may include attending certain military events, arranging for alternative childcare, addressing certain financial and legal arrangements, attending certain counseling sessions, and attending post-deployment reintegration briefings.

Family Medical Leave also includes a special leave entitlement that permits eligible employees to take up to 26 weeks of leave to care for a covered service member during a single 12-month period. A covered service member is a current member of the Armed Forces, including a member of the National Guard or Reserves, who has a serious injury or illness incurred in the line of duty on active duty that may render the service member medically unfit to perform his or her duties for which the service member is undergoing medical treatment, recuperation, or therapy; or is in outpatient status; or is on the temporary disability retired list.

Extended Health-Related Absences

An employee who is absent from work or will be absent from work for three or more days due to a serious health condition should contact the office of Human Resources for information regarding Family Medical Leave.

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Divisional Review Responsibilities Checklist: Human Resources

Revision History: July 2009; June 2010