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Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)


DePaul University provides family and medical leave to eligible employees according to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).  Applicable federal, state, and local government regulations may also be applied.




  • 1 year of service (consecutive or nonconsecutive) and have worked a minimum of 1,250 hours during the 12-month period immediately preceding the start of the leave
  • Adherence to University policy and procedures and timely completion of all required forms


  • In general, an employee who takes approved FMLA leave is entitled to be reinstated to the same or an equivalent position that the employee held when the leave started; most benefits remain active (if premiums are paid); no salary paid


  • Up to 12 weeks

Start Date:

  • On first day of absence


FMLA Process

Employee Responsibilities: 

  • It is the responsibility of employees to be familiar with the FMLA policy.  In addition, employees are expected to follow the procedures outlined in the FMLA policy and on this website.

Manager Responsibilities:

  • Managers are responsible for complying with the terms and conditions of the FMLA policy and the applicable federal, state, and local laws. 
FMLA will run concurrently with Short Term Disability for an employee’s own serious health condition. Once an employee is determined to be fit for duty, short term disability payments cease but the remainder of the approved FMLA leave may be continued on an unpaid basis.  

FMLA may be taken for a consecutive block of time or on an intermittent basis.