• What Types of Leave are Available?

  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) - Federal
    FMLA provides eligible employees with unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons. A serious health condition is an illness, injury, impairment, or physical or mental condition that involves inpatient care of continuing treatment by a health care provider.

    Paid Family & Medical Leave (PFML) – WA State
    Paid Family and Medical Leave is a mandatory statewide insurance program that will provide paid time off to give or receive care.

    Maternity Leave
    A staff member may use accumulated, paid sick leave for the period of actual disability attributable to pregnancy or childbirth.

    Paternity Leave
    Emergency leave entitles male employees to the same leave that is available to female employees upon the birth or adoption of the employee’s child.

    Shared Leave
    Employees can donate accrued leave to another qualified employee who has exhausted their paid leave balance while continuing to experience (or caring for a family member who is experiencing) a severe or extraordinary condition, or life-threatening illness or injury, which may cause the employee to take leave without pay or terminate employment.

    Leave of Absence
    If you are not utilizing or eligible for other types of leave, you may qualify for a leave of absence.  

    For additional questions, please contact Cindi Battram, the Leaves and Workers’ Compensation Specialist. She would be happy to assist you. She can be reached at 253-931-4900 or by email at cbattram@auburn.wednet.edu.