Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Under the FMLA, faculty members are eligible for up to 12 weeks of family and medical leave during a 12-month period. The University of Miami uses a 12-month look-back period in determining entitlement for FMLA. The different types of qualifying leaves and their corresponding benefits are outlined below.

 Types of Family and Medical Leave

  • For the birth and care of the newborn child of an employee;
  • For placement with the employee of a child for adoption or foster care;
  • To care for an immediate family member (i.e., spouse, child, or parent) with a serious health condition; or
  • To take medical leave when the employee is unable to work because of a serious health condition.
  • For any qualifying exigency arising out of the fact that an employee’s family member is on (or has been notified of an impending call to) covered active duty in the Armed Forces.


If you have any questions regarding FMLA or you would like to initiate the process, please e-mail Cecelia Smith.