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Family and Medical Leave

           




What is the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)? 

The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 is a federal law that provides covered employees with the right to an unpaid leave of absence for up to 12 workweeks within a 12-month period, in order to address certain personal and or family medical responsibilities. There is a provision expanding the leave up to 26 weeks during a single 12-month period to care for certain family members whose serious injury or illness was incurred or aggravated in the line of active military duty.

Which employees are eligible to take Family Medical Leave (FML)? 

Employees are eligible to take FML if they have been employed with CCPS for at least 12 months and who have worked 1250 hours preceding their request for FML.

What is Medical Leave?
A type of leave not required by law; however, can extend to an employee who does not qualify for Family and Medical Leave. Who qualifies for Medical leave?

An employee who has been employed less than 12 months and has worked a minimum of 90 days.

What are the first steps to applying for FML or Medical Leave?

  • Complete the Medical Leave of Absence Request form and submit along with your Certification of Health Care Provider form to Human Resources at FamMedLeave@clayton.k12.ga.us
  • Consult with your health care provider and provide the Certification of Health Care Provider form in the event you will be absent for 10 days or more.  
  • You must notify your administrator/bookkeeper concerning your leave.  
  • All forms must be submitted to the Human Resource Benefits Analyst- Federal Leave Management, at the CCPS Central Office to FamMedLeave@clayton.k12.ga.us
  • Once your leave has been processed, you will be notified via email.