I don't qualify for the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and need to take a Medical Leave. What should I do?

If you are not eligible for FMLA, you may still be eligible for a Medical Leave under Civil Service Rules or your collective bargaining agreement.

The table below depicts general entitlement information; this is a guideline and you should refer to your union contract or Civil Service Rules.  You may contact the DMO at 877-766-6447, option 2, if you are unsure of your entitlement.

AFSCME
MSEA
UAW

Employees are entitled to 6 months of leave within a 5 year period if less than 20 years of service.

Employees with over 20 years of service may be granted an additional 6 months at the discretion of the appointing authority.

SEIU/Scientific and Engineering

Employees are entitled to 6 months of leave and may be granted an additional 6 months at the discretion of the appointing authority.

SEIU/HSS,
SEIU/Tech

Employees are entitled to 6 months of leave within a 5-year period.

Non Represented Employees
(NERE)         

An appointing authority may grant an eligible employee an absence without pay up to 6 months.

For Non-FMLA leaves, you must submit the following two forms to the Disability Management Office (DMO):

If you are unsure of what form to complete or your entitlements, contact the DMO at 877-766-6447 (Option #2).

Completed forms may be faxed or mailed to the DMO:

Fax: 517-241-9926

Mail: Disability Management Office, PO Box 30002, Lansing, MI 48909