The Family and Medial Leave Act (FMLA) is a benefit that allows qualified employees to take up to twelve weeks of leave per fiscal year for his or her own personal illness, for the birth or adoption of a child, or to care for a family member. Employees may also take FMLA leave to take care of personal and family matters in the event a spouse or another eligible family member is called to active duty in the Armed Forces.
Employees who have not worked for the State of Texas for at least 12 months or who have worked fewer than 1,250 hours during the 12-month period preceding the needed leave qualify for maternal/paternal leave under the state's Parental Leave instead of FMLA. The following forms make up the Parental Leave Packet:
Administrators and Departmental HR Liaisons who have complex FMLA issues are encouraged to contact firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure a thorough review of any concerns that may arise in their respective areas.