Staff HR Policy D-722.01
Institutional Effectiveness Criterion: Culture

Family and Medical Leave Procedure

The College will comply with the provisions of the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, and as amended.

To be eligible for family and medical leave an employee must have worked for Northwestern Michigan College for at least 12 months and for at least 1,250 hours during the year preceding the start of the leave.

Employees shall provide at least 30 calendar days' advance notice in writing to the supervisor, where the leave is foreseeable.  The leave shall be reported to the Human Resources, who will verify that the time off requested qualifies for family and medical leave.

Medical certification will be requested to support a request for leave because of a serious health condition.  A medical release to return to work will also be requested.  Forms for this purpose are available from Human Resources.

Intermittent or reduced-time leave schedules must be approved by the supervisor unless medically necessary.

NMC may recover premiums for health and dental coverage if the employee does not return to work, unless the reason for not returning is the continuation of a serious health condition or other circumstances beyond the employee's control.

Employees requesting family and medical leave will be provided with a statement of their rights and obligations regarding this leave.

Authorized on 12/16/09