FMLA, Temporary Disability, and Sick Bank
FMLA entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave. Employees that require FMLA or have questions should contact Jessica Morris in benefits for details on eligibility, requirements, and limitations.
An employee shall submit medical certification of the need for leave if:
1. The employee is absent more than five (5) consecutive workdays because of personal illness or illness in the immediate family;
2. The District requires medical certification due to a questionable pattern of absences or when deemed necessary by the supervisor or Superintendent;
3. The employee requests family and medical leave for the employee’s serious health condition or that of a spouse, parent, or child; or
4. The employee requests family and medical leave for military caregiver purposes. In each case, medical certification shall be made by a health-care provider as defined by the FMLA.
If you know you are going to be out for a period of time, you are required to contact Winston Daniel regarding your payroll and benefit premiums.
Temporary disability leave is not to be confused with the voluntary benefit that an employee has the option to purchase during their enrollment period. Temporary disability is unpaid, job-protected leave for an employee’s own serious medical condition. Employees that require medical leave, or have questions, should contact Jessica Morris in benefits for details on eligibility, requirements, and limitations.
The purpose of the Sick Leave Bank is to provide paid sick leave days in addition to state and local leave days when a Member has already exhausted his/her individual leave, but is unable to perform the duties of their position due to an eligible extended illness or condition, as identified in these guidelines.