Staff HR Policy D-723.00
Institutional Effectiveness Criterion: Culture

Family Care Leave Policy

Eligible employees may use up to 12 paid work days per year, with the year based on the employee's anniversary date, for the purpose of family sickness or emergency, with such time deducted from the employee's sick leave accrual. The family is defined as spouse, children, children-in-law, siblings, parents, parents-in-law, grandchildren, grandparents, and other relatives living in the employee's home.

If an employee is on an approved Family Medical Leave (FMLA) to care for a spouse, child, or parent with a serious health condition, or to care for a child after birth or placement for adoption or foster care, in accordance with the federal FMLA guidelines and as outlined in Policy D-722.00, the employee may use their full sick leave accrual as family care leave. The Family Medical Leave must be approved by Human Resources in order to facilitate the extended use of this benefit.

If any provision(s) of this policy or set of bylaws conflicts with laws applicable to Northwestern Michigan College, including the Community College Act of 1966, the Freedom of Information Act, or the Open Meetings Act, as each may be amended from time to time, such laws shall control and supersede such provision(s).

Adopted 11/22/93
Revised 3/16/12
Revised 6/24/14
Revised 1/17/20