Family and Medical Leave

In accordance with federal law, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), The Ohio State University provides job-protected Family and Medical Leave (FML) to eligible faculty and staff who are unable to work because of their own serious health condition or because of the need to care for an immediate family member with a serious health condition. FML allows for up to 12 workweeks (480 hours for 100% FTE) of leave during a 12-month period based on certain qualifying events.

FML is unpaid leave; however, available paid time off balances (e.g. sick, vacation, parental) can be used during FML, to receive pay while you are off work (you MUST enter paid time off during your approved leave to receive pay from your accrued balances). You should enter your paid time off as soon as you know the dates you will be off to avoid pay errors). FML will also run concurrently with disability benefits (e.g. short-term disabilitylong-term disability and workers’ compensation).

Documents and Resources

FML Details