A faculty member may need a temporary family medical leave (FML) to care for a child, parent, spouse, or domestic partner with a serious health condition. Eligible faculty members are entitled to twelve weeks of caregiving leave in a calendar year per the federal Family Medical Leave Act.
In the past, this leave was unpaid, though, per APM 715-20, Chancellors had the discretion to grant caregiving leave with pay to faculty in certain circumstances.
As of July 1, APM 715 was revised to include the new Pay for Family Care and Bonding (PFCB) provision, which provides up to eight weeks (taken in minimum one-week increments) of pay (at 70% of salary) per calendar year for family caregiving leave taken under the FMLA.
Required documentation for caregiving leave:
- Certification of Health Care Provider for Family Member's Serious Health Condition (for leave)
- Declaration of Relationship for Family and Medical Leave
- Sabbatical Leave/Special Leave of Absence UPAY573-1
The Academic Personnel Office (APO) tracks eligibility for Caregiving Leave; requests should be submitted directly to APO.