Summary: UNIVERSITYof HOUSTON
MANUAL OF ADMINISTRATIVE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
SECTION: Human Resources Number: 02.02.01
SUBJECT: Family and Medical Leave (Interim)
October 12, 1994; Interim Revised May 17, 2011 Page 1 of 13
I. PURPOSE AND SCOPE
This policy has been established to comply with the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act of
1993 (FMLA) and related U. S. Department of Labor regulations
[http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/fmlaen.pdf], the General Provisions of the
State General Appropriations Act, and System Administrative Memorandum No. 02.D.06. It
describes the leave benefits available to eligible employees under these laws as well as
procedures for applying for, maintaining, and returning from family and medical leave.
II. POLICY STATEMENT
A. The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, as amended, (FMLA) allows "eligible
employees" to take job-protected leave for up to a total of 12 workweeks in a "year":
1. because of the birth of a child and to care for the newborn child.
2. because of the placement of a child with the employee for adoption or foster care.
3. because the employee is needed to care for a family member (child, spouse, or
parent) with a serious health condition.