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The University of Utah fully complies with the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 ("FMLA"). See the Department of Labor's FMLA Notice and Policy 5-200: Leaves of Absence (Health-Related). For additional information, review the University's Frequently Asked Questions or contact your HR Absence Management Team. Para obtener información y formularios en español, haga clic aquí.

Highlights of FMLA:


Requesting leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993:

  • If you need to take leave for a reason that may qualify for protection under the FMLA, please complete all of the appropriate forms and submit all required forms to the HR Absence Management Team as soon as possible.
  • Required Forms for Each Type of FMLA Leave: To apply for leave under the FMLA, please complete each of the required forms for the type of leave you will be taking. Para obtener información y formularios en español, haga clic aquí.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the HR Absence Management Team.

Hospital employees should contact the Hospital HR Office with questions about their leave requests or to submit their leave requests.

Paid Parental Leave:

Paid parental leave is available for eligible employees who are adding a new child to their family.  For information on eligibility rules and how to apply, see the Parental Leave for Birth or Adoption web page.

Medical Leave of Absence:

Under certain circumstances, the University may permit an employee who has exhausted all of his/her available FMLA leave or an employee who is not eligible for FMLA leave, to take a medical leave of absence for the employee’s own serious health condition.

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