Leaves of Absence What Administrators Need to Know. Brevard Public Schools Compensation & Benefits January 28, 2009. The New LOA Model. Simple and intuitive Leave team manages LOAs from active duty Leave initiators critical to smooth process
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Leaves of AbsenceWhat Administrators Need to Know
Brevard Public Schools
Compensation & Benefits
January 28, 2009
Sick bank pay
Medical leave of absence – FMLA cert or HCP’s note defines duration as 16 weeks
FMLA 12 weeks
Paid time off available*
*Sick pay, sick bank pay, vacation
Family & Medical Leave Act
The act of 1993 allows an eligible EE of a covered employer to take job protected leave for up to a total of 12 work weeks* in any 12 months for:
Employee’s Own Serious Health Condition – MEDICAL
Birth of a Child – MEDICAL
Care of a Family Member – PERSONAL
Adoption & Foster Care - PERSONAL
*BPS performs the 12-week calculation by using the rolling 12-month period measured backward from first day of leave event
AN EE MUST MEET ALL 4 ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
12 Months of Service (does not have to be consecutive)
1250 Actual Hours Worked preceding the date of leave
Exception to 1250 actual hours (teachers must have worked at least one full semester)
Must have FMLA Available to use
Request must be certified by a health care provider
Eligible employees are entitled to up to 12 weeks of job-protected leave because of “any qualifying exigency” arising out of the fact
that a spouse, son, daughter, or parent of the employee is on active duty, or has been notified of an impending call to active duty in support of a contingency operation.
An eligible EE who is the spouse, son, daughter, parent, or next to kin of a covered service member who is recovering from a serious illness or injury sustained in the line of duty on active duty is entitled up to a 26 weeks of leave in a single 12 month period to care for the service member.
The 26 weeks is a combined total of all types of FMLA leave.
Compensation & Benefits
Leave Management Team