Under the following conditions, a leave of absence, with pay, approved by immediate supervisors, may be granted to full-time employees. A reasonable advance notice in writing is requested, when possible, in order to avoid working a hardship on the smooth operation of your office.
We provide up to 26 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave to eligible employees for certain family and medical reasons.
You may request an unpaid leave of absence of up to 13 weeks for any of the following reasons:
Ø To care for your child after birth, or placement for adoption or foster care
Ø To care for your spouse, child or parent, who has a serious health condition
Ø For a serious health condition that makes you unable to perform your job
After the first 13 week leave, you can request an additional 13 week leave with medical certification for the following reasons only:
Ø To care for your spouse, child or parent who has a serious health condition
Ø For a serious health condition that makes you unable to perform your job.
The following policies apply to a leave of absence:
Ø Your leave of absence will begin after all vacation and leave is used
Ø When possible, you should provide 30 days advance notice for a leave of absence
Ø You must provide medical certification to support a request for leave because of a serious health condition. We may require a second opinion and a fitness for duty report to return to work.
Ø Except for purposes of calculating total leave of absence time, you will continue to accrue vacation leave during your leave of absence, unless you have been employed less than a year when your leave begins.