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Leave Type: Military Family Leaves

The Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides for two types of military family leave:

Caregiver Leave – a leave to care for a covered service member with a serious injury or illness which occurred while on active military duty or a veteran who served within 5 years of leave.

Exigency Leave – a leave related to a qualifying exigency arising out of the fact that a family member is a current armed forces member deployed to a foreign country, or a reserve or National Guard member called to active duty in support of a contingency operation.

State Family Medical Leave provides for caregiver leave:

Caregiver Leave – a leave to care for immediate family member or next of kin who is a current member of the U.S. armed forces, National Guard or military reserves and is undergoing medical treatment, recuperation or therapy, an inpatient, or on the temporary disability retired list for a serious illness or injury.

Summary of Federal Caregiver Leave

  • Eligible after one year of employment and after working 1,250 hours or more in previous 12-months
  • Up to 26 weeks of leave during 12-month FMLA period
  • May be taken intermittently or on a reduced schedule
  • For spouse, son or daughter, parent, or next of kin
  • Family sick pay applies as defined in bargaining contract or University Policy for non-represented employees
  • Option to use personal leave, vacation accruals and/or other comp time for unpaid leave
  • An employee can only take this leave one time per service member, per injury

Summary of State Caregiver Leave

How to Apply for Leave
Employees are required to apply for long-term leaves of absence through CORE-CT at the UCONN employee self-service portal located at http://ess.uconn.edu/.
 

Summary of Exigency Leave

  • Eligible after one year of employment and after working 1,250 hours or more in previous 12-months
  • Up to 12 weeks of leave during 12-month FMLA period
  • May be taken intermittently or on a reduced schedule
  • Covered family member includes spouse, son, daughter, or parent
  • Leave is unpaid
  • Option to use personal leave, vacation accruals and/or other comp time
  • Exigencies include:
  • Short notice deployment
  • Military events and related activities
  • Childcare and school activities
  • Financial and legal arrangements
  • Counseling
  • Rest and recuperation
  • Post-deployment activities
  • Additional activities agreed upon by employee and employer

How to Apply for Leave
Employees are required to apply for long-term leaves of absence through CORE-CT at the UCONN employee self-service portal located at http://ess.uconn.edu/.
 

Required Forms:

More Information

Federal Family and Medical Leave Act
Statewide Family and Medical Leave Policy
Public Act 09-70
Understanding Family and Medical Leave (a primer for state of CT employees)

Human Resources Contact

Cindy Drost
Telephone: (860) 486-2432
Fax: (860) 486-0406