CSU Family Medical Leave (FML)

Under the CSU Family Medical Leave Policy (FML), you may take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave, to care for a new child, or care for a seriously ill spouse, registered domestic partner, child or parent, or if you suffer a serious health problem.  You must use your sick leave and vacation days first, as approved, before going on unpaid leave.

The CSU FML incorporates both the Federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and California Family Rights Act (CFRA) leave entitlements and run concurrently.

How It Works:

  1. The CSU FML 12 week entitlement is calculated on a forward rolling basis within a 12-month period, from the first date the employee's first FML leave begins.  CSU designates FML leave following a 3-5 day absence (according to the employee's bargaining unit), and only the amount of actual leave taken is counted against the maximum entitlement.  CSU FML tracks concurrently with most leave programs except for the California Pregnancy Disability Leave.

  2. While on paid CSU FML, benefit premiums, including health, dental, vision, group life and long-term disability continue to be paid by the CSU without a lapse in coverage.  During periods of unpaid CSU FML, only health, dental and vision premiums will continue to be paid by the CSU.

  3. FML eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis.

For Questions, please contact your appropriate Leave of Absence Specialist.