Paid Family Leave

Overview

Our Paid Family Leave program offers 8 full weeks of leave over a 24-month period for qualifying events. It provides flexibility during major life events like personal medical issues, caring for the serious medical condition of an immediate family member, or the birth, placement, or fostering of a child. This leave may count towards an employee’s FMLA entitlement and can be used for parental leave, medical leave, or a combination of both.

 


 

Parental Leave

Paid Family Leave is available for Parental Leave to all faculty, TEAMS, and UPD effective on your first day of work. This benefit offers a maximum of 8 weeks of leave for birth, adoption, or fostering and can be used only during your approved parental leave. Paid Family Leave may be used once every 24 months.

 


 

Medical Leave

Paid Family Leave may be available to faculty and TEAMS contingent upon FMLA eligibility and requirements and eligibility in compliance with the Paid Family Leave Policy. This benefit offers a maximum of 8 weeks of leave and may be used once every 24 months.

Eligibility for Employee Illness/Injury

    • An employee must qualify for FMLA
    • A healthcare provider must certify the absence will be continuous*, at least three (3) or more weeks (15 or more working days) of no work for the employee’s serious illness or injury

Eligibility for Employee’s Immediate Family Member’s Illness/Injury

    • An employee must qualify for FMLA
    • A healthcare provider must certify that the absence will be continuous*, at least three (3) or more weeks (15 or more working days) of no work to care for an immediate family member due to their serious illness or injury

*Paid Family Leave can only be used for continuous leave in most cases. Using Paid Family Leave for a reduced work schedule or sporadic leave may result in repayment of Paid Family Leave hours by the employee.

Once approved for Paid Family Leave for medical leave, employees must use 10 days (up to 80 hours) of vacation or sick leave before using Paid Family Leave. Refer to the Paid Family Leave Policy.

Note: Paid Family Leave policy is contingent upon contract ratification.

 


 

Additional Notes

  • Law Enforcement, Graduate Assistants, and in-unit faculty have benefits outlined in their collective bargaining agreements.
  • USPS, OPS, Adjunct Faculty, Post Docs, Housestaff, and Residents are not eligible for Paid Family Leave.

 


 

Need Help?

Please contact UF Central Leave at (352) 392-2477 or email us at central-leave@ufl.edu.