FML policy changes now in effect
We have been reviewing our FML/Parental Leave (FML)
practices in HR and are working to improve the timeliness in
approving/denying FML applications for our employees. Effective
12/1/2012, we require ALL FML documents (application and
certification) to be forwarded directly to Human Resources for
processing. The FML application is no longer required to have
the supervisor’s and College Business Administrator’s signature.
Employees are still required to inform their
supervisors/departments of their requested leave as well as
submit a leave request form for the time off.
When an employee is interested in going on FML, they need to
contact Human Resources (713/743-3988 or stop by the HR Service
Center—Room 325 McElhinney) to receive and provide the FML
application and physician’s certification. The employee will
receive the necessary forms to complete along with detailed
instructions on completing, and returning the forms to the HR
Service Center for processing.
Within five business days of receiving the application, the
employee’s supervisor (as noted on the application), Department
Administrator and College Business Administrator will be
notified of receipt of the application for FML. Within fifteen
(15) calendar days from the date of receiving the application in
Human Resources, the employee and supervisor will receive an
approved or denied response from Human Resources unless not
practicable under the circumstances.
Please review the updated policy at
(for FML) and
(for Parental Leave).
We anticipate seeing significant improvement in the timeliness
in responding to your employee’s FML requests.