Personnel Policies for Staff Members 2 & 43: Federal Family & Medical Leave Amendments


Re: Personnel Policies for Staff Members 2 & 43: Federal Family & Medical Leave Amendments

The UC Office of the President has approved revisions to Personnel Policy for Staff Members 43 (Leave of Absence) and Personnel Policy for Staff Members 2 (Definition of Terms). The changes are technical and bring the policies into compliance with legal requirements.

The Leave of Absence policy has been revised to provide consistency between University policy and certain recent amendments to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which among other changes provides new military family leave entitlements.

The Definition of Terms policy has been revised to incorporate a number of detailed definitions applicable to the new “Qualifying Exigency Leave” and “Military Caregiver Leave” under the revised FMLA.

These policies supersede policies issued on January 1, 2003, and January 29, 2007. Due to current variance between the California Family Rights Act regulations and the revised federal FMLA regulations, there will be additional changes to the University’s Family and Medical Leave policies once California’s regulations are revised for consistency with the federal regulations.

The revised policies are on At Your Service, which is in Related Information. To facilitate compliance with the revisions to these policies, as well as to provide guidance in their implementation, revised leave forms and additional resources are available online at the “Family Medical Leave” website, also in Related Information.

If you have any questions, please contact Campus Human Resources at (310) 794-0877 or Health System Human Resources at (310) 794-0500.


Lubbe Levin
Associate Vice Chancellor
Campus Human Resources
Mark A. Speare
Senior Associate Director
Patient Affairs, Human Resources and Marketing 



Campus Human Resources, Employee & Labor Relations
Phone: (310) 794-0860 | Fax: (310) 794-0865

UCLA Healthcare Human Resources
Phone: (310) 794-0500 | Fax: (310) 794-0620