ADS Chapter 481

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Family and Medical Leave (FML)

Functional Series 400 – Human Resources

Partial Revision Date: 04/14/2015
Responsible Office: HCTM/PPSM
File Name: 481_041415


The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA), as amended, entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if they had not taken leave.  The FMLA has two separate titles: Title I, which is administered by the Department of Labor, and Title II, Leave for Civil Service Employees, which is administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM).  This chapter provides guidance to employees on unpaid family and medical leave (FML) authorized under Title II of the FMLA, its amendments, and OPM guidance issued October 21, 2013.