Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

  1. FMLA & FML
  2. Disability Leave

Prince George’s County offers both FMLA and FML to eligible County employees. For more details about these types of medical leave, or to apply for either type, please see the information below.

Family Medical Leave Act

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993 is the federal law that requires employers to provide eligible employees with up to twelve (12) workweeks of unpaid, job-protected leave in a 12-month period for qualifying family and medical reasons. It is the policy of Prince George’s County to comply with the provisions of the FMLA and the relevant regulations. The Office of Human Resources Management, Occupational Medical Services is responsible for processing all requests for FMLA related leaves for Prince George’s County departments.

  • Eligibility: Employees must have been employed for 12 months and must have actually worked 1,250 hours during the previous 12 months.
  • Coverage: 12 workweeks during any 12 months
  • Family Members: Spouse, child, or parent

Prince George’s County Family Medical Leave

The County offers eligible employees enhanced Family Medical Leave (FML) benefits for up to 15 workweeks of any combination of paid and unpaid leave.  Unless specifically identified in County Personnel Law Section 16-225.01 and/or Personnel Procedure 284 Section 11 (rev. 2017), the County administers FML pursuant to the federal FMLA regulations. OHRM is responsible for oversight of the processing and maintenance of all employee requests for FML received from the respective agency FML coordinators. Upon review of the requests and required supporting medical documentation, OMS is responsible for making a final FML determination on behalf of the OHRM Director (PL Sec.16-225.01, (c)). 

  • Eligibility: Employees must be eligible to earn annual leave and have been employed by County for 12 months; must be paid for 1,040 hours during the previous 12 months; and can be in any pay status in order to meet this threshold.
  • Coverage: 15 workweeks during any 12 months
  • Family Members: Spouse, child, parent, or parent-in-law

FMLA & FML Resources and Forms