The University is committed to supporting employees in maintaining work and life balance. The leave of absence policies found in the Staff Handbook are designed to support employees in need of time off from work for a qualified leave of absence and to comply with State and Federal leave laws.
Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) allows up to 12 weeks off, if you have worked for the University for at least 12 months, and have worked at least 975 hours during the 12 months prior to requesting leave generally.
You are eligible for family and medical leave for the following purposes:
While out on leave, if you are medically disabled an unable to return to work, you may apply for Long Term Disability benefits. When an employee is approved for Long Term Disability benefits, the employee will be eligible for continuation of medical, dental, and vision benefits, in accordance with the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), and employment ends.
You will need to submit medical documentation. The forms may be obtained from the Workforce Management Leave Coordinator.
For more detailed information, go to the Staff Handbook or contact the Workforce Management Leave Coordinator at (504) 865-5280.
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