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Family and Medical Leave of Absence

Western Michigan University complies with the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) in granting family and medical leaves of absence to eligible employees.

To request a family and medical leave of absence, please contact your HR Representative via phone or email to schedule an appointment. During this appointment, the HR Representative will discuss family and medical leave and other leave options.

Purpose

The FMLA provides leave for the situations listed below:

Eligibility

To be eligible for a family and medical leave of absence, an employee must meet the following general conditions:

Pay and benefits during a family and medical leave of absence

Requesting a family and medical leave

For details about the requesting a family and medical leave and the leave approval process, see "requesting a family and medical leave" at HR Policies and Procedures Manual (PPM) Section 13 - Leaves and Absences from Work: Family and Medical Leave of Absence

Additional details

For additional details about family and medical leaves, please see the following resources: