University of Connecticut University of UC Title Fallback Connecticut

Management/Confidential – Leave Type: Personal Illness/Injury (Non-Work Related)

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
  • 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
  • Begins when you exhaust sick pay
  • May substitute accruals, such as vacation time
  • Continued eligibility for state contributions toward health insurance (directly billed as needed)

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

Your medical condition may also qualify for accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ADA Information.

How the Leave is Paid

Paid using sick leave entitlements.

Optional paid time that can be applied to the leave

  • Vacation
  • Personal leave
  • Holidays worked
  • Compensatory time

Additional paid sick leave can be requested under the University Policy.

Forms

Employee Request
Intent to Return to Work
Medical Certification (P-33A)
Medical Leave Extension Beyond Entitlements

 

Time Coding During the Leave

Time Coding instructions are provided to employees and their supervisors by the Leave Administrator.

Returning to Work

Must provide Fitness for Duty certification (last page of Medical Certification, P-33A)

Policy References

Understanding Family and Medical Leave (A primer for Connecticut State Employees)
Federal Family and Medical Leave Act
Federal Family and Medical Leave Act in Spanish
U.S. Dept. of Labor Employee’s Guide to FMLA
Connecticut Statute
C.G.S. 5-248a
C.G.S. 5-196(20)
Statewide Family and Medical Leave Policy
University Policy Benefits for Managerial and Confidential Exempt and Non-Represented Faculty
Long Term Disability Certificate

 

Human Resources Contact

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