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AAUP Leave Type: Family Illness

Job Protection and Benefit Continuation

Federal FMLA

  • 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
  • Includes serious health conditions for:
    • Children under age 18
    • Children 18 and over only if incapable of self-care because of a mental or physical disability
    • Spouse
    • Parent
  • Continued eligibility for state contributions toward health insurance (directly billed as needed)

CT State Statute 5-248a

  • Eligible as a permanent employee as defined in CT State Statute 5-196(20)
  • Up to 24 weeks of unpaid leave within a two-year period¬† (leave must be for more than 5 days)
  • Cannot be taken intermittently or on a reduced schedule basis
  • Includes serious illnesses for:
    • Children under age 18
    • Children 18 and over only if incapable of self-care because of a mental or physical disability
    • Spouse, including parties to a civil union
    • Parent
  • Continued eligibility for state contributions toward health insurance (directly billed as needed)

Children under both Federal FMLA and CT State Statute include biological, adopted, foster and step children, and children of whom a person has legal guardianship or custody.

Note:  Leaves for employees with end date positions will not be extended beyond the end date.

How the Leave is Paid

Leaves for family illness are unpaid.

Academic Assistants, Research Assistants and Research Associates can use paid time entitlements toward an unpaid family illness leave, including:

  • Personal leave
  • Vacation
  • Holidays

Tenure Track Extension

Tenure-track faculty members with a qualified FMLA leave related to a serious personal illness or injury will receive an automatic one-year extension of the tenure clock, to a maximum of two extensions.

 

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/.
 

Forms

Medical Certification (P-33B)

Policy References

Understanding Family and Medical Leave (A primer for Connecticut State Employees)
C.G.S. 5-248a
C.G.S. 5-196(20)
Statewide Family and Medical Leave Policy
Article XIV.C.4
Article 13.7
Academic Assistants
Article 19.IV.I
Family/Medical Leave
Article 24.2
Benefits (Research Assistants and Research Associates)

Human Resources Contact

Suzanne Rogoz
Telephone: (860) 486-0398
Fax: (860) 486-0406