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Other Leave

Find your questions to FLMA, funeral, jury duty and military and donor leave, along with parental leave guidelines and FAQs as an employee at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC).

Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Eligible employees are entitled up to 12 weeks of leave for illness, a new child, or to care for a sick family member.

Shared Leave

Employees that have exhausted all paid time off may be eligible for shared leave if they or a family member suffer from a severe illness, injury, impairment or physical or mental condition.

Funeral or Death Leave

Death of a close relative: Up to six days of leave may be paid, with supervisor approval. The employee's relationship to the relative and travel time will determine the duration of the leave. A relative is defined as a person related to the employee by blood, marriage or adoption or minors living with the employee because of certain court proceedings.

Jury Duty

KU Medical Center believes that jury duty is an important civic privilege and responsibility. Employees summoned for jury duty will be paid at full salary and may be asked to provide documentation before and during their service.

Military Leave

  • Paid leave: Military leave is paid up to 30 working days a year for employees who are National Guard or Reserve component members participating in annual active duty for training. Employees are eligible with approval and receipt of orders.
  • Unpaid leave: Military leave is available without pay for employees who enlist, are drafted or are otherwise required for active duty. Sick or vacation leave will not be earned or accrued.

Donor Leave

The Kansas Donor Leave Program provides paid leave for benefits-eligible faculty and staff who donate organs, tissue, bone marrow, blood, or blood products, as follows:

  • Up to 30 working days of paid leave for recovery from an organ or tissue donation procedure.
  • Up to seven working days of paid leave after donating bone marrow.
  • 1.5 hours of paid leave every four months for blood donation.
  • 3 hours of paid leave every four months for donating blood platelets or other approved blood products.

The employee does not have to exhaust any accrued vacation leave, sick leave, or compensatory time before being eligible to receive donor leave. Donor leave will not be counted against a faculty or staff member's FMLA entitlement, nor does it count as time worked for FLSA purposes for non-exempt staff. Leave must be approved in advance from a supervisor.

Paid Parental Leave Guidelines and FAQs

Each parent designated as the primary caregiver for purposes of this policy shall receive up to six weeks of paid parental leave, and each parent who is designated as the secondary caregiver for purposes of this policy shall receive up to three weeks of paid parental leave.

For part-time employees, the leave shall be pro-rated to their part-time appointment for the applicable time period. The fact that a multiple birth or adoption occurs (i.e., the birth or adoption of twins) does not increase the length of paid parental leave for that event.

Visit myKUMC (login required) to apply for Paid Parental Leave or read FAQs.

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