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FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE (FMLA):  FMLA is a federal law that requires any employer who has 50 or more employees in a 75 mile radius to protect an employee who has or has a family member with a serious health condition for up to 480 hours. FMLA runs concurrently with all paid sick and vacation leave.  Sick leave is strictly limited to those situations clearly falling within the definition of sick leave.  FMLA does not provide additional paid leave.  To request FMLA leave submit the FMLA Request form to the TWU Benefits Office. 

PARENTAL LEAVE: Employees are entitled to a parental leave of absence, not to exceed twelve weeks, for the birth of a natural child or the adoption of a child. This period begins with the date of birth or the adoption or foster care placement with the employee of a child. Employees may use available compensatory time, vacation or leave without pay for this period. Sick leave is strictly limited to those situations clearly falling within the definition of sick leave.  To request Parental leave submit the Parental Leave form to the TWU Benefits office.

SICK LEAVE POOL: The Sick Pool Policy was established to provide a source of sick leave to help employees and their families if a catastrophic illness or injury forces an employee to exhaust all paid leave and to lose compensation as a result.  To apply for sick pool a Medical Certification must be completed by a physician as well as the internal Sick Leave Pool Application.

page last updated 11/25/2014 4:30 PM