Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

UNT System Human Resources uses FMLASource® to administer requests and claims for these important and valuable employee benefits:

  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Parental Leave
  • State of Texas Sick Leave Pool. (Texas Government Code, Sec. 661.207.)

Employees requesting leave should:

  • Create an account with FMLASource®, which administers services for all System locations.
  • Use the account to check eligibility, status, download medical certifications, track leave taken and leave remaining.
  • Utilize the FMLASource user-friendly format, available 24 hours, every day, online and via smartphone app.
  • Find assistance by phone and fax, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., every day, 844-837-9301. A representative assigned to the UNT System will answer your call.
  • Find a step-by-step guide for using FMLASource online.

The federal Family and Medical Leave Act entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons.

Employees should begin the FMLA request as soon as possible before a qualifying event.

Eligibility Requirements for FMLA

FMLA eligible employees are those UNT System component employees who:

  • Have at least 12 months of state service.
  • Worked at least 1,250 hours in the 12 months preceding the leave.
  • May be eligible for parental leave.

Qualifying Conditions for FMLA

  • Take leave for the birth of a child, the adoption of a child or the foster care of a child.
  • Take leave for a serious health condition.
  • Take leave for a military family member’s qualifying exigency leave/caregiver leave.
  • Take leave to care for the employee's spouse, son or daughter, or parent with a serious health condition.

Policies at System Locations

Policies at each location remain in place for use of leave and sick pool access and donation.