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NP-5, Police and Fire 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 all personally earned sick pay
  • May substitute accruals, such as vacation
  • 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

  • Personal leave
  • Vacation
  • Earned holidays

Advanced Sick Leave

  • Must have at least 5 years of full-time service
  • Available when all paid leave options (from above) are exhausted
  • For cases involving extended periods of illness or injury
  • 1 day at full pay for each completed year of full-time service to a maximum of 30 days at full pay

Extended Sick Leave

  • Must have at least 20 years of state service
  • Available when all paid leave options (from above) are exhausted
  • Half-pay for up to a maximum of 30 days

Donated Leave

  • Must have 6 months of state service and have achieved permanent status
  • Available when all paid time off options are exhausted
  • Fellow bargaining unit members can donate accrued vacation, personal and/or up to 2 days per contract year of sick leave.  The 2 days of donated sick leave is credited to the recipient as 1 day of sick time.  A maximum of 10 total days can be donated per contract year.
  • Must be suffering from a long term or terminal illness or disability

Forms

Employee Request
Intent to Return to Work
Medical Certification (P-33A)
Request for Advance of Sick Leave
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
NP-5 Contract Article 25 Holidays
Article 27 Vacations
Article 28 Sick Leave and Other Leaves of Absence
Article 29 Personal Leave

 

Human Resources Contact

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