Family Medical Leave (FML)

The CSU Family Medical Leave (FML) provides eligible employees up to twelve (12) weeks leave or 480 hours for intermittent leave to care for self or eligible family members. The CSU FML incorporates both the Federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and California Family Rights Act (CFRA) leave entitlements.

The CSU FML 12-week entitlement is calculated on a forward rolling basis, within a 12-month period, from the date the employee's FML leave begins. CSU FML tracks concurrently with most leave programs except the California Pregnancy Disability Leave and runs concurrently with all other disability benefits (i.e., leave credits, donated leave credits, NDI, IDL). CSU FML may be paid or unpaid leave depending on other available leave credits.

CSU FML is available to eligible employees who become seriously ill; need to care for a newborn or a child placed in the home through adoption or foster care; or need to be away from work to care for a seriously ill family member. Eligible family members under CSU FML include a child, parent, spouse or a registered domestic partner.

Employees requesting CSU FML for self or for an eligible family member are required to exhaust existing sick leave, vacation, personal holiday and CTO prior to being placed on unpaid FML. (Treatment of vacation for represented employees may differ. Please refer to the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.)

While on paid CSU FML, benefit premiums, including health, dental, vision, group life and long-term disability continue to be paid by the CSU without a lapse in coverage. During periods of unpaid CSU FML, only health, dental and vision premiums will continue to be paid by the CSU.

PDF Resources 

FML California Family Rights Act

FML Employee Rights & Responsibilities

FML Health Care Provider Certification for Employee

FML Health Care Provider Certification for Family

FML Military Family Leave

FML Your Rights - U.S. Dept of Labor

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