FAQs / What are my options if I am not eligible for FML leave but need to take time off work for medical reasons e.g. the birth of a child, my own illness or injury, caring for a family member with an illness or injury?

If you are not eligible for FML leave but need to take time off work for medical reasons, sick leave may be granted under the USM Policy on Sick Leave for Exempt and Nonexempt Staff Employees.  To ensure your use of sick leave is in accordance with policy, you may be required to submit a written statement from a medical provider confirming the need for you to be off work.

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