Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Update
The Department of Human Resource Management (DHRM) has updated Policy 4.20 – Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Effective January 10, 2023, Policy 4.20 changes the 12-month measurement period from the fixed 12-month period to a rolling 12-month period.
Please review the FAQs below or the FMLA page for more information.
When will the FMLA Policy change?
The FMLA Policy changes are effective January 10, 2023.
What is a rolling 12-month period?
A rolling 12-month period looks back to the previous 12 months prior to the requested period of Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave in determining the number of FMLA hours available.
How are FMLA hours calculated?
Benefits will calculate the amount of FMLA taken during the previous 12-month period and determine the amount of FMLA available for the current request.
How many FMLA hours are available to me?
The amount of FMLA leave available to the employee is determined by the amount of FMLA taken during the previous 12-months. Each time an employee uses FMLA, the remaining unused balance of the 480 work hours is adjusted.
How can I learn more about the 12-Month Rolling Period and the transitional requirements for FMLA?
DHRM will provide a one-hour webinar on December 8, 2022, at 3 p.m. to review the 12-Month Rolling Period and the transitional requirements for FMLA. Please register for this webinar on their website.
Who can I contact if I have additional FMLA questions?
Please send any FMLA questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.