Family Caregiving Leave

Employees are able to take time away from work to provide care and necessary attention for an ill or injured family member.

  • If necessary, eligible employees may use up to 40 hours each calendar year plus the remainder of the balance from the previous year.
  • Sick leave accruals are used during the absence (payroll code 03), therefore family caregiving leave can only be used when sick leave accruals are also available.
  • Remaining care needs beyond available family caregiving leave must be approved by a vacation request and/or consideration of FMLA unpaid time.
  • Follow the link titled Operations Manual Ch 22.3 for more information under C.(2).(b). Also see the Clarification of Family Caregiving document.

Types of Paid Health-Related Leave