Support Staff Policies & Procedures

Support Staff Family Medical Leave Act Policy & Procedure

Last updated 4/14/2017


What is the Family and Medical Leave Act

Twelve (12) work weeks of protected leave for qualifying conditions.

Applies to:

The university provides Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) protection for all eligible employees.


Active employees who have: (1) been employed at MSU for at least twelve months and (2) worked at least 1,250 hours during the 12-month period immediately preceding the commencement of the leave.

Qualifying situations:

General information:

Requesting leave:

Using paid time while on FMLA leave:

Return to work:

For definitions of such terms and phrases as serious health condition, intermittent leave, health care provider, spouse/eligible partner, parent and child, and more detailed information see Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (Final Rule), or contact MSU Human Resources (517-353-4434).




Human Resources:

Summary of Benefits:

Refer questions to: MSU Human Resources (telephone 517-353-4434)

Revision History:

12/15/2014 - Minor changes to language around request for recertification and confidentiality.

3/13/2015 - Included same sex relationships under covered situations and minor changes under Procedures for Department, and contact dept. name.

4/14/2017 – Removed many processes from Department section. Moved those processes to the new Human Resources, Requesting Leave, Using Paid Time, Return To Work, and Summary of Benefits sections, and made other minor changes regarding contacts and form locations

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