Employee Leaves of Absence/FMLA


Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

In accordance with Federal law, Wyandotte Public Schools shall provide up to twelve (12) weeks (sixty (60) working days) of unpaid FMLA to eligible employees.  Eligibility for FMLA requires an employee to have worked for WPS for at least 12 months and to have worked a minimum of 1250 hours in a "rolling" twelve (12) month period measured backward from the date of any FMLA leave usage. 

Federal law does not provide for paid time off.  Paid time is covered by union collective bargaining agreements, work agreements, and district policy. 

The Employee's Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act (PDF) (20PP, 10290KB)

Employee Rights and Responsibilities Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (WHD Publication 1420-Revised April 2016) (PDF)(1PP, 497KB)    Compliance Poster

Federal Department of Labor FMLA Overview and Fact Sheets

 FMLA forms:

Certification of Healthcare Provider for Employee's Serious Health Condition (WH-380-E) (PDF) (4PP, 425KB)

Certification of Healthcare Provider for Family Member's Serious Health Condition (WH-380-F) (PDF)(4PP,279KB)  

Certification of Qualifying Exigency for Military Family Leave (WH-384) (PDF)(3PP,168KB)

Certification for Serious Injury or Illness of Covered Servicemember - for Military Family Leave (WH-385) (PDF)(4PP, 140KB)

Leaves of Absence

Different types of leaves of absence may be available to employees.  Employees are to refer to their collective bargaining agreements for options, requirements, and procedures.