In compliance with the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA” or “Act”), the University of New Mexico provides eligible employees with job-protected leave under the provisions of this policy. Up to twelve (12) weeks of leave is provided within a twelve (12) month period for eligible family and medical reasons, or for qualifying exigencies arising out of a military member’s covered active duty or an impending call or order to active duty. Up to twenty-six (26) weeks of leave is provided for military family leave subject to the conditions outlined in Section 5.5. For the purposes of this policy, these types of leave are collectively referred to as FMLA leave. For more information, please see University Administrative Policy, UAP #3440, Family and Medical Leave.
Am I Eligible for FMLA?
To be eligible for FMLA leave, an employee must have:
- been employed at the University for at least 12 months in total in the last seven (7) years, and,
- worked at least 1,250 hours during the 12-month period preceding the start of the leave (Periods of absence from work due to covered service under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act are counted in determining an employee’s eligibility for FMLA leave.)
Any employee, including a temporary or on-call employee who meets the above criteria, would be eligible for FMLA leave, subject to the provisions of this policy and in accordance with the Act.
For more information, please see University Administrative Policy, UAP #3440, Family and Medical Leave.
How to Request FMLA
To request FMLA leave, the employee should provide 30 days advance notice if the leave is foreseeable. When a 30-day notice is not possible, the employee should provide notice as soon as possible.
If you would like to request FMLA or have questions please complete the FMLA Inquiry Form. Once submitted, an Absence Management representative will contact you to provide additional information and guidance on the FMLA process.
How to submit FMLA Documents
Please submit any FMLA documentation to Absence Management:
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