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Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

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For Staff

For Faculty

For Managers/Supervisors/HCM

What Is FMLA?

Vanderbilt University recognizes that during an employee’s career, circumstances may arise which require prolonged or intermittent absence from work due to medical reasons. Vanderbilt University provides its employees the family and medical leave guaranteed to eligible employees by federal and state law.

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that provides employees the right to take a leave of absence for personal or family medical reasons and leave for military families while maintaining job protection.

An employee may start the application process for Family Medical Leave by completing the online Medical Leave Request form In the event an employee is not eligible for FMLA, this same form will start the application process for a Non-FMLA Medical Leave.

Who Is My FMLA Contact?

FMLA Processing


Note: If you are a VUMC employee, please contact the VUMC FMLA team at 615-322-7441.