State Personnel Director Official Communication 10-01

January 15, 2010
TO: ALL APPOINTING AUTHORITIES, HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICERS, AND RECOGNIZED EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATIONS

FROM: JEREMY S. STEPHENS STATE PERSONNEL DIRECTOR

SUBJECT: REGULATION 2.03, LEAVES OF ABSENCE

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was amended in the 2010 National Defense Authorization Act. The amendments change eligibility criteria for qualifying exigency and covered service member leaves. Amendments to conform to the new federal FMLA provisions have been made to Civil Service Regulation 2.03, Leaves of Absence. These amendments include minor revisions to Standards B.1., B.6.c.(4), B.8, C.4.b., and C.8. In addition, definitions for "covered servicemember" and "FMLA leave of absence" have been revised, and "covered active duty" and "veteran" have been added.

In accordance with Standard C of Regulation 1.01, Issuance of Civil Service Regulations, Regulation 2.03 is being issued with an effective date of January 10, 2010.

Questions regarding the regulation should be directed to Janet McClelland, Chief Deputy Director, Civil Service Commission, P.O. Box 30002, Lansing, Michigan, 48909.



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