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USM Parental Leave Policy (Faculty)

USM Parental Leave Policy (Staff)

Family and medical leave is a valuable benefit that allows employees to take care of important family and health situations without putting their jobs at risk. Following the requirements of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993 ensures that the University of Baltimore is in compliance with USM policy as well as state and federal requirements. Please review the FMLA Job Aid for additional details and contact the Benefits Manager in the Office of Human Resources prior to completing any of the paperwork.

FMLA Policy for Faculty
FMLA Policy for Staff

What is the process?

Step 1:

  • Contact Shara Howard, Benefits Administrator, in the Office of Human Resources (OHR)
  • Complete the Employee Request for Family and Medical Leave
  • Have your supervisor and department head sign the form
  • Forward the form to the Shara Howard in OHR

Step 2:

Step 3:

  • When you are ready to return to work (including work from home or another location), have your physician complete the Return to Work Medical Certification Form
  • If you are released to work less than normal hours, a certification must be provided each time there is a change to the number of authorized work hours as well as other restrictions
  • Fax the completed form to Shara Howard at 410.837.5408 (confidential fax)




Last Published 11/13/17