Military Family Leave of Absence

Both the Federal FMLA and the State FMLA provide eligible employees with job-protected leave for military family leave. SEBAC Supplemental leave does not apply to military family leave.

Reasons for Leave

Under Military Family Leave, the reasons for leave are as follows:
Military Caregiver Leave is leave to care for a covered servicemember (who has a serious injury or illness while on covered active duty) or, under federal FMLA only, leave to care for a covered veteran (who incurred a serious injury or illness while on covered active duty), if the employee is the servicemember’s spouse, son, daughter, parent, or next of kin.

Length of Caregiver Leave:

  • Federal FMLA – Up to 26 workweeks of leave in a single 12 month period
  • State FMLA – Up to 26 workweeks of leave in a single 2 year period

Required Forms for Caregiver Leave

Employee Request Form (HR1)
Intent to Return to Work Form (HR3)
Certification for Serious Injury or Illness of Covered Service Member for Military Caregiver Leave (WH-385)
Certification for Serious Injury or Illness of Veteran for Military Caregiver Leave (WH-385v federal military family leave only)

Qualifying Exigency Leave is leave for reasons arising from the foreign deployment of the employee’s spouse, son, daughter, or parent on covered active duty with the Armed Forces.

Length of Exigency Leave:

  • Federal FMLA – Up to 12 workweeks of leave in a single 12 month period
  • State FMLA – Up to 16 workweeks of leave in a single 2 year period

Required Form for Exigency Leave

Certification of Qualifying Exigency For Military Family Leave (WH-384)

More Information

Federal Family and Medical Leave Act
Statewide Family and Medical Leave Policy
Public Act 09-70

Human Resources Contact Information

UCPEA, NP-5 and Management/Confidential
Cindy Drost
(860) 486-2432

NP-2, NP-3 and P-2
Megan Stimson
(860) 486-0408

AAUP, Law School Faculty and Post Docs)
Suzanne Rogoz
(860) 486-0398