OPM issues final rules on family and medical leave

By Kellie Lunney

May 9, 2000

klunney@govexec.com

The Office of Personnel and Management Monday issued revisions to the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 that take effect June 7.

The act provided eligible federal employees with a total of 12 administrative work weeks of unpaid leave annually under the following conditions: birth of a child and care of a newborn; adoption or foster care duties; care of spouse, child, or parent with a serious health condition; or personal serious health condition.

OPM's revisions to the Family and Medical Leave Act include:

OPM is also working on regulations to allow employees to take up to 12 weeks of accrued paid sick leave for family needs.

The FMLA regulatory changes appeared in the May 8 Federal Register. For more information, send an e-mail to payleave@opm.gov.


By Kellie Lunney

May 9, 2000

http://www.govexec.com/federal-news/2000/05/opm-issues-final-rules-on-family-and-medical-leave/6533/