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Family and Medical Leave


The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Wisconsin Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allow a qualifying employee to take unpaid leave for certain specified reasons.  The laws are designed to protect employees with serious health conditions or certain specified family responsibilities who take needed time off from work without pay.


Overview from UW System General Counsel’s Office


Overview from UW System Human Resources


OSER FMLA Handbook



Federal Laws:


Federal FMLA, 29 U.S.C. 2601 et. seq.


Federal FMLA Regulations, 29 C.F.R. Part 825



Wisconsin Laws:


Wisconsin Family and Medical Leave Act, Wis. Stat. 103.10


Wisconsin Administrative Code Section DWD 225: Family and Medical Leave


Wisconsin Administrative Code Section UWS 19: Sick Leave



UWM Policies and Information:


UWM Human Resources Guidance and FMLA/WFLA Forms:


UWM Leave of Absence Policy (S-36)



UW System Policies on Sick Leave:


UPG #9:  Unclassified Staff Paid Vacation, Holiday, and Catastrophic Leave Policy


UPG #9, Attachment 1: Unclassified Leave Benefit Options: Q&A


UPG #10: Unclassified Staff Sick Leave Policy