Family and Medical Leaves of Absence

Family Medical Leaves (FMLA)

For 2021, residents/fellows who have been employed for at least 12 months are eligible for a Family Medical Leave of Absence (FMLA) allowing up to 16 weeks off in a 24-month period.

A Short and Long Term Disability Group Insurance benefit is available to all residents/fellows for their own serious health conditions.

Residents/fellows are required to use their available vacation and sick time at the beginning of the leave period and such time counts as Short Term Disability (STD) and FMLA leave time.

Once paid leave time is exhausted (vacation, sick and STD coverage), additional time may be taken under FMLA leave without pay for up to 16 weeks.

Medical Leaves

All medical leaves are eligible for Short Term Disability and Long Term Disability if leave goes beyond 90 days.

Residents/fellows are required to use their available vacation and sick time at the beginning of the medical leave period and such time counts as Short Term Disability and medical leave time.

Once a residents/fellows available vacation and sick time is exhausted, Short Term Disability will continue to provide pay and benefits for up to 90 days per illness/injury per year and LTD if more time is needed.

If FMLA eligibility is met, additional time up to 16 weeks may be taken without pay.

Capital Area Health Consortium

Residents/fellows requesting FMLA and Medical Leaves must contact Capital Area Health Consortium as soon as they know a leave will be needed in order to determine eligibility, allowable leave time period and to obtain FMLA paperwork.

Beginning 1/1/2022, these rules will be changing and will be updated at that time.