Updated Family and Medical Leave Policy Effective February 1, 2015 - Human Resources at Ohio State

Updated Family and Medical Leave Policy Effective February 1, 2015

The Ohio State University, including the Wexner Medical Center, provides job-protected Family and Medical Leave (FML) to eligible faculty and staff for up to 12 work weeks (480 hours) of leave during a 12-month period based on qualifying events. Examples of qualifying events for requesting Family and Medical Leave include a range of circumstances to include, but are not limited to, a personal health need, caring for an immediate family member, leaves related to child birth and/or adoption and qualifying events specific to military service.

On February 1, 2015, changes to the Family and Medical Leave policy will take effect.  These changes include:

  • Altering FML eligibility from 1,040 hours to 1,250 hours (50% FTE to approximately 60% FTE) worked in the 12 months preceding the commencement of leave.
  • Adding student employees as covered employees.  Students must work 1,250 hours or greater and have one year of service preceding the commencement of leave to meet the FML eligibility criteria.
  • Modifying immediate family-member definitions to be consistent with federal guidelines, specific to Family and Medical Leave requirements.

Click here to review the specific details of the FML policy changes.

For more information and/or questions regarding Family and Medical Leave (FML), please contact the Human Resource Professional for your unit or college, or the Office of Human Resources at hr-leaveadministrator@osu.edu or (614) 292-3439 (select option 3). Wexner Medical Center employees should contact their supervisor or Wexner Medical Center Employee and Labor Relations at (614) 293-4988.

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