Family Medical Leave (FML)

Family Medical Leave may be taken by eligible employees for the following medical reasons:

  1. The addition of a child through birth, adoption, or foster care.
  2. The serious health condition of the employee or an immediate family member.
  3. To care for a service member (current member of the Armed Forces) who becomes seriously injured or ill during active duty.
  4. When a qualifying exigency arises due to a spouse, child, or parent of the employee being on active duty in the Reserves or National Guard in support of a contingency operation.


Colorado voters approved the Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance in November 2020. This provides workers a portion of their weekly salary for up to 12 weeks of leave to care for themselves or their families. The measure is funded by employers and employees in a 50/50 split.


Frequently Asked Questions

I am a UCCS employee, how many hours of FML am I allowed to take?
What is the required length of service before I am eligible for FML?
When should I request FML?
How do I request FML?
What documents will I need to prove birth, adoption or foster placement?
If I have short-term disability, will I still be eligible? If I am eligible, how do I use parental leave without short-term disability?
Ho often will I be able to use this benefit?
Is there anything I can do if I ran out of sick leave and have an unexpected medical emergency?
What is the leave bank?
I am a classified staff member. Is there anything different regarding FMLA for classified staff members?