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6.05.001.002 - Family Leave

Approved: 5/24/2012
Approved By: President's Staff
Category: 6 - HUMAN RESOURCES
Section: 05 - ATTENDANCE AND PAID LEAVE
Policy: 001 - Employee Attendance

CCBC provides family leaves of absence to eligible employees who wish to take time off from work duties to fulfill family obligations relating directly to childbirth, adoption, or placement of a foster child; or to care for a child, spouse, or parent with a serious health condition. A serious health condition means an illness, injury, impairment, or physical or mental condition that involves inpatient care in a hospital, hospice, or residential medical care facility; or continuing treatment by a health care provider.

 

Employees will be required to first use any accrued paid leave time before taking unpaid medical leave.

 

Both paid and un-paid leave will run concurrently with the leave as is provided for in this procedure.

 

This would also include intermittent leave. Intermittent leave means leave taken in separate periods of time due to a single illness or injury, rather than for one continuous period of time, and may include leave of periods from fifteen minutes or more to several weeks. Examples of intermittent leave would include leave taken on an occasional basis for medical appointments, or leave taken several days at a time spread over a period of six months, such as for chemotherapy.

 

Employees in the following employment classifications are eligible to request family leave as described in this procedure:

 

·        All employees as defined within the Family and Medical Leave Act

 

Eligible employees may request family leave only after having completed 12 months of service and they must have worked at least 1250 hours in the past 12 months. Eligible employees should make requests for family leave to their supervisors at least 30 days in advance of foreseeable events and as soon as possible for unforeseeable events.

 

Employees requesting family leave related to the serious health condition of a child, spouse, or parent will be required to submit a health care provider's statement verifying the need for a family leave to provide care, its beginning and expected ending dates, and the estimated time required.

 

Please contact Human Resources for the appropriate paperwork and with any questions. Human Resources will process and review all Family Leave Requests.

 

Eligible employees may request up to a maximum of 12 weeks of family leave within any 12 month period. Any combination of family leave and medical leave may not exceed this maximum limit. If this initial period of absence proves insufficient, consideration will be given to a written request for a single extension. Married employee couples may be restricted to a combined total of 12 weeks leave within any 12 month period for childbirth, adoption, or placement of a foster child; or to care for a parent with a serious health condition.

 

Subject to the terms, conditions, and limitations of the applicable plans, CCBC will continue to provide health insurance benefits for the full period of the approved family leave. The employee must continue paying their contribution while on leave.

 

Benefit accruals, such as vacation, sick leave, or holiday benefits, will be suspended during the leave and will resume upon return to active employment.

 

So that an employee's return to work can be properly scheduled, an employee on family leave is requested to provide CCBC with at least two weeks advance notice of the date the employee intends to return to work. When a period of family leave ends, the employee will be reinstated to the same position, if it is available, or to an equivalent position for which the employee is qualified.

 

If an employee fails to return to work on the agreed upon return date, CCBC will assume that the employee has resigned.