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FMLA Process UK HealthCare employees

Learn the steps and procedures to apply for Family Medical Leave.

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FMLA Process UK HealthCare supervisors

Learn about the supervisor role in FMLA.

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FMLA Process UK campus employees

Find out the steps and procedures to apply for Family Medical Leave.

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FMLA Resources & Links

UK Policy on FMLA

Reference the HR Policy 88.0 Family and Medical Leave Act to learn more about the policy, and about qualifying events.

Policy: Any employee who has been a University employee (regular, temporary, faculty or student) for 12 months (not necessarily consecutive months, but within the last 7 years) and has worked at least 1,250 hours during the previous 12 month period may take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for a serious health condition involving the employee or a qualified family member during any 12-month period.

Purpose: Recognizing the occurrence(s) of serious health conditions which involve either the University employee or a qualified family member, the University provides unpaid Family Medical leave of up to 12 weeks in a 12 month period.

Governmental Policy Updates

Additional Government Information

Training Information

Online and in-person training options are available to give employees and management an opportunity to learn about FMLA:

E-mail us to schedule in-person or departmental training


April 16, 2024

Annual period for employees to convert temporary disability leave to vacation leave now available through April 30

The annual period for University of Kentucky employees to convert their temporary disability leave (TDL) to additional vacation leave (VL) is now available through April 30.   Employees may request conversion of TDL hours to additional vacation leave through Employee Self Service in myUK. Employees should log into myUK, access Employee Self Service and select Working Time and Leave Requests.