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FMLA - Family Medical Leave

  • What is the Parental Leave Act?

    The Parental Leave Act is state legislation, which provides employees with up to twelve (12) weeks of unpaid job protected leave only for the following: bonding with a newborn, adopted or foster child...

  • What if I am not eligible for leave under the FMLA?

    If you do not meet the eligibility requirements for FMLA, you will have to request a Leave of Absence from your department head. A Leave of Absence request will be considered on a case-by -case basis,...

  • What if my spouse also works for the UT System?

    For purposes of an injury or illness you and your spouse are entitled up to twelve (12) weeks each of unpaid job protected leave. For purposes of parental bonding with a newborn, adopted or foster chi...

  • How often can I take leave under the FMLA?

    You can take up to twelve (12) weeks in a twelve-month period. The twelve-month period begins the first time you take FMLA leave. For purposes of parental bonding, the leave must be completed within 1...

  • Who do I contact in Human Resources about the FMLA?

    The Employee and the Department supervisor should contact Leave Management at 210-458-4250 if an employee is absent or anticipating an absence for: three or more days for any  medical problem/issue or...

  • What notification is the employee required to give?

    Generally an employee must provide 30 days advance notice when possible to the department of the need to take leave, or as soon as possible. Employees must provide a Physicians Statement of their medi...

  • Do I have to use available leave time, such as vacation and sick leave, while on FMLA?

    Yes. The State of Texas Government code 661.912, Family and Medical Leave Act, the employee must first use all available and applicable paid vacation and sick leave while taking leave under this secti...

  • How does FMLA benefit an employee?

    The FMLA not only provides for job protection, but also provides that an employee's premium sharing benefits will continue while the employee is on FMLA. Call 458-4250  or email leaveadmin@utsa.edu fo...