City of Minneapolis Enterprise Policy Coversheet

Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Policy

Note: As part of the life and disability insurance contract with The Standard Insurance Company (The Standard), The Standard will be providing leave administration services for FMLA leaves beginning January 1, 2018. The City is committed to making this a smooth transition for your leave. Please do not hesitate to reach out to the HR-Benefits team on the ServiceNow portal on your City desktop and enter your question under FMLA/Other Leave of Absence Inquiry. After January 1, please contact The Standard for your leave questions and requests at 844-573-0232.

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Type

Enterprise

Applies To

  • City Council Departments
  • Boards and Commissions
  • Other: Applies to all employees, including appointed, those in classified service and those who are union members, as described in the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993.

Synopsis

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides eligible employees with the right to request up to 12 weeks in any 12 months for the birth of a child or placement of a child with the employee for adoption or foster care, to care for a family member with a serious health condition, for an employee’s own serious health condition and when a family member is called up to or on active military service. The FMLA also provides 26 weeks of unpaid leave in a single 12-month period for an employee caring for a family member recovering from an illness or injury suffered while on active military duty. The City will provide these leave benefits to employees who have worked 1250 hours during a 12 month period immediately preceding the requested leave. Check applicable labor agreements for information on leaves of absence that may differ than what is listed on this website.

History

Council Approval: September 26, 2008

Policy Effective: September 26, 2008 (Note: The Family & Medical Leave Act was originally enacted in 1993. Amendments to the act were made and put into effect on January 28, 2008, January 16, 2009 and October 28, 2009.)

Policy Last Revised: September 26, 2008

Procedures Last Revised: January 1, 2018 (Changes made in response to transition of FMLA Administration from Human Resources to the Standard)

Key Words

"Family Medical Leave"; FMLA; Medical; "Civil Service Rules"; Leave; "Leave of Absence"; "Intermittent Leave"; "Sick Leave"; "Sick Leave Donation"; "Unpaid Leave"; Adoption; Birth; "Certification Form"; "Foster Care"; "Health Condition"; Physician; Recertification; "Exigency"; "Military Leave"

Links

Policy Review Group Approval

  • June 3, 2008

Policy Document

Procedures and Forms

Supporting References

Related Policies and Resources

Administering Department

Human Resources
Director of Human Resources - 612.673.2139

Contacts

The Standard - 844.573.0232, [email protected]

Nigel Atterberry - 612.673.3620, [email protected]

FMLA Coordinator - 612.673.5460

Benefits Administration - 612.673.3347

 

Last updated Jan 22, 2018

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