Caretaker Leave for a Spouse, Dependent Child, or Parent

Eligibility

 

All benefit eligible employees who have been employed by the university for a minimum of one year are eligible to apply for a caretaker leave.

The university will provide an employee up 12 weeks of leave in any 12-month calendar period to care for the employee's child, spouse, or parent who has a "serious health condition." Such condition is defined as a disabling physical or mental illness, injury, impairment, or condition involving either in-patient care or out-patient care that requires continuing treatment by a health care provider.

Notice of Leave

30 days is possible, otherwise as soon as you are able to submit the paperwork.

Intermittent and Part-time Requests

Per the treatment of a health card provider, leave can be taken intermittently or on a part-time basis. All requests will be reviewed by HR and the department.

Paid options while on FMLA leave

Staff - Hourly

Can use eligible sick, vacation, or floating holiday pay. If this time is not available, then the remainder of the leave is unpaid.

Staff - Monthly

Can use eligible short-term disability, which accrues one day per month. The remainder of the leave would be paid at 75% short-term disability. In addition, vacation or floating holiday pay can be used to substitute for 75% short-term disability.

Faculty

Can use eligible short-term disability, which accrues one day per month. The remainder of the leave would be paid at 75% short-term disability.

Eligible time is calculated based on the day prior to the leave. Employees cannot use vacation or sick time accruing during their leave of absence.

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More Information

Federal Family and Medical Leave Act PDF Icon

Wisconsin Family and Medical Leave Act PDF Icon

Who can you take a caretaker leave for? PDF Icon

Questions?

 


benefits@marquette.edu


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