Whether the leave is paid or unpaid is dependent on what benefits you have available. You are eligible for this leave if you have total cumulative service of at least one year and have worked at least 1250 hours during the previous 12 months. Your FMLA leave time will be calculated on a “rolling” 12-month period measured backward from the date of any FMLA leave usage. All approved requests for Extended Illness Leaves and Worker’s Comp Leaves will count toward the 12-week limit if you qualify for an FMLA leave.
Although most leaves will be continuous, some leaves may be intermittent. Approved FMLA leave is used concurrently with any payable time. Earned sick, vacation, and compensatory time must be used and will count toward the 12-week limit.
Here’s an overview of the Family Medical Leave Act from the Federal Department of Labor.
If you are going to be absent for more than 3 consecutive days due to a serious health condition, please notify your immediate supervisor and Human Resources (East Peoria Campus, Academic Building, 339G — (309) 694-5720) at least 30 days before you want to go on leave under the FMLA. If 30-days notice is not possible, then notification must be as soon as possible. Written documentation to support the absence must be received no later than 15 calendar days following the FMLA request date. If proper documentation is not received within the 15 days, your request for FMLA could be denied.
It is your responsibility to inform your supervisor of any time missed due to your FMLA leave. Time should be reported as Code FMLA Sick (and FMLA Vacation once sick is exhausted) in Timelink.
Time reporting is the responsibility of the supervisor during the employee’s absence.
Approval/denial of leave will be sent via e-mail to the employee and their supervisor by Human Resources. If you require a paper copy of this notification, please contact your HR Business Partner.
The requirements while on intermittent leave checklist must be completed for each intermittent leave and submitted to HR Business Partner with your application for leave. Calling in consistent with your department call-in procedure is required. When reporting an unscheduled FMLA absence, you must designate the absence as FMLA at that time. If your intermittent leave provides for scheduled absences, you are required to notify your supervisor of dates and times of your absences in advance. Supporting documentation may be requested.
Should you find that your payable benefits do not cover the entire duration of your FMLA leave, Illinois Central College will continue your insurance program as it existed just prior to your FMLA leave. You will be billed for your normal payroll deduction amounts. If you fail to pay your bill, your insurance coverage will be terminated.
If you feel that your rights have been denied, please forward your appeal to the VP of Human Resources.