Wayne County, MI

Western

AFL - CIO

Branch 2184

The Family and Medical Leave Act

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) guarantees eligible letter carriers up to

12 weeks of leave each postal leave year, for:

 

A new child in the family—by birth, by adoption or by placement in foster care;

   Caring for a family member with a serious health condition;

The employee's own serious health condition that prevents him or her from

performing the job, or

Qualifying exigencies arising out of the fact that employee’s family member is

on or has been notified of “covered active duty” in the Armed Forces.

 

The FMLA also guarantees eligible letter carriers up to 26 weeks of leave in a single

12-month period to care for a “covered servicemember” with a “serious injury or

illness” if that servicemember is their spouse, son, daughter, parent, or next of kin.

 

The FMLA guarantees time off, whether paid or unpaid. The type of leave taken

depends on the reasons for the leave, an employee's earnings and the usual postal

leave regulations. There are eligibility criteria, medical certification guidelines and

other detailed rules governing letter carrier rights to FMLA leave.

 

 

NALC Form 1: Medical Certification-Employee's Own Serious Health Condition

 

NALC Form 2: Medical Certification-Family Member's Serious Health Condition

 

NALC Form 3: Certification of Qualifying Exigency for Military Family Leave

 

NALC Form 4: Certification for Serious Injury or Illness of Current Covered

Servicemember for Military Caregiver Leave

 

NALC Form 5: Certification for Serious Injury or Illness of a Veteran for Military

Caregiver Leave

 

NALC Form 6: Employee's Notification of New Child in the Family

 

FMLA Administration Human Resources Share Service Center (HRSSC) - Contact

Information by Postal Service Area

 

Center (HRSSC). The address for the HRSSC to which the employee must submit

the FMLA form(s) can be found on the area maps included in the NALC FMLA

forms PDF.