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Family/Medical Leave (FMLA)

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. .