4.5.2 Family and Medical Leave of Absence (refer to UAB Policy)
faculty may take up to 12 work weeks of Family and Medical Leave of
Absence for their own qualifying serious health condition. Eligible
faculty may take up to 12 work weeks per year for the birth, adoption,
or foster care placement of a child or to care for a spouse, sponsored
adult dependent*, parent, child or child of a sponsored adult
dependent with a qualifying health condition as stipuated in the Family
and Medical Leave Act. Faculty should be placed on FMLA if the time away
is a documented serious health condition that requires the faculty member
to be away from their duties for two or more consecutive work weeks.
Upon return from FMLA, faculty should not be required to do additional
tasks to make up for time missed while on approved leave.
*Sponsored Adult Dependent - a sponsored adult dependent is not a relative, is at least 19 years of age, shares a primary residence and has lived with you not as a renter, boarder, tenant or employee for the last twelve months.