Oracle - Family Medical Leave of Absence

A Family Medical Leave of Absence (FMLA) of up to 12 work weeks is available to eligible employees for the birth, adoption, or foster care placement of a child; or to care for a spouse, parent, or child with a serious health condition. For eligible assignment categories and FMLA guidelines, click here. (You and UAB Section 4.13.2) or review the Family Medical Leave Policy.

For more information about FMLA and required forms, click here.

Things you must know before creating an FMLA with pay or without pay ACT document:


  • Start and end date of the approved FMLA.
  • Amount of Accrued Benefit Timethe employee has available.

    Biweekly paid employees - accrual balances can be viewed in the Administrative System using the "View Biweekly Accrual Balances" menu option. For instructions on how to view the View Biweekly Accrual Balances, click here.

    Monthly paid employees - accrual time balances are monitored on the departmental level; monthly paid employee accrual balances are not maintained or monitored in the Administrative System.

  • During a FMLA accrued sick leave, personal holiday and vacation time must be paid through standard payroll procedures before an employee can be placed in a "non-paid" status.
  • Sick leave may be used only for qualified members residing in the same household as the employee. Refer to You and UAB Handbook (Section 4.13.2).
  • Start and end date of any portion of the FMLA to be without pay.

Documentation has been developed to assist end users in processing Medical Leave of Absence documents; you may access the training documentation by clicking on the appropriate link.


Last modified on September 28, 2012