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Do I have to exhaust my sick leave credits before going on an unpaid FMLA Family Care Leave?

You may have to exhaust all or some of your sick leave credits before taking an unpaid Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Family Care Leave.

Review your collective bargaining agreement or Civil Service Rules and Regulations regarding the use of sick leave for a Family Care Leave.  In addition, under the FMLA you are required to follow your department’s normal leave policy when using sick leave.

If you have questions on using sick leave credits before an unpaid Family Care Leave, please contact the DMO at 877-766-6447, option 2.