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FMLA Medical Certification Forms
Paid Parental Leave Forms
FMLA Employee Guide (pdf)
Under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA), most Federal employees are entitled to a total of up to 12 workweeks of unpaid leave during any 12-month period for the following purposes:
Under certain conditions, an employee may use the 12 weeks of FMLA leave intermittently. An employee may elect to substitute annual leave and/or sick leave, consistent with current laws and OPM's regulations for using annual and sick leave, for any unpaid leave under the FMLA. FMLA leave is in addition to other paid time off available to an employee.
Under the National Defense Authorization Act (FY 2008), an eligible employee who is the spouse, son, daughter, parent, or next of kin of a covered service member who suffers a serious injury or illness on active military duty is entitled to 26 workweeks of leave during a single 12-month period to care for the service member. This includes the 12 weeks of regular FMLA leave and is not in addition to it. The FY 2010 Defense Department Appropriations Act extended caregiver leave to cover care for a veteran for up to five years after the veteran leaves military service. Although these provisions are in effect, OPM regulations are pending.
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