Guidance – Family Medical Leave Policy for Trainees


  • Grants up to 12 weeks leave in a 12-month period
  • Leave Granted for one or more of the following reasons
  • Birth of a child and care after such birth for either parent
  • Placement of child for adoption or foster care for either parent
  • Serious health condition of spouse, child or parent of employee
  • Serious health condition of employee(unable to perform job)


Sick and Vacation Leave

  • Employees must exhaust all sick leave and vacation leave, if applicable, when taking FMLA
  • Paid leave counts against the 12-week FMLA entitlement

Medical Insurance

  • UTHealth continues to contribute its share of premium sharing for insurance at the department’s expense


  • 30 days or as soon as practical
  • Verbal notice is sufficient
  • Department may require certification from the health care provider

Human Resources Advising Team

UTHealth Benefits – Insurance & Benefits Questions – 713-500-3935
April A. Bass – Leave of Absence Paperwork – 713-500-5154