Family Medical Leave

In accordance with the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, UT employees are eligible to receive up to 12 weeks of unpaid time off per year for such reasons as childbirth, adoption or foster care placement; or for serious illness of a spouse, child, parent or the employee him- or herself. This policy helps protect your job.

To be eligible, employees must have worked a minimum of 1,250 hours in the previous year. As one longtime UT employee put it, "it was comforting to know that my job was not in jeopardy and that the university was still covering their portion of my insurance while I was out on Family Medical Leave."

For more information about Family Medical Leave, policy number HR0338, call 974-6018 or e-mail ljones1@utk.edu.