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Benefits - Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)/Parental Leave I have filled out my FML/Parental Leave forms. Now what?

The completed FML/Parental Leave application should be faxed to HR at 713-743-4830 or delivered to the HR Service Center at 325 McElhinney Hall. Do not give the form to your supervisor.

The Certification of Health Care Provider form is provided by you to your doctor for completion and then may be faxed to HR, mailed to HR, or returned to you for delivery directly to HR. The Certification of Health Care Provider does not go to your department.

Within five business days of receiving your application, your supervisor, department business administrator and college business administrator will be notified that you have requested FML. Within fifteen (15) calendar days, you and your supervisor will be informed of approval or denial unless not practicable under the circumstances.

It is your responsibility to make sure that HR has a valid method of contact for you. If you might not be available for contact due to your particular circumstances, please include an alternate contact in your FML/Parental Leave request.


Need additional assistance? Call the HR Service Center at 713-743-3988 to discuss your situation in greater detail or to schedule an appointment with a Benefits representative.