Family and Medical Leave

Family & Medical Leave (FMLA) and Certifications

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides eligible employees up to 12 workweeks of unpaid leave a year. Contact Academic Personnel Services to help determine if you should request FMLA.  Often, accrued leave will be used to continue one's salary.

When an individual is going to be absent for more than 5 consecutive days for medical reasons, including pregnancy/birth, Miami requires both a request from the individual and a medical certification from the healthcare provider.

After receipt of a request, Academic Personnel Services may contact the employee to request additional information.