Family Medical Leave Act

Grand Rapids Community College recognizes that from time to time employees may require a leave of absence to attend to certain family or medical situations. Therefore, to help employees balance work responsibilities with family and medical needs, and in compliance with the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the College will provide family/medical leave to eligible employees requiring time off.

Family and Medical Leave Act

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows eligible employees to take up to twelve (12) weeks of unpaid leave a year for a serious personal health condition; childbirth; or care of the employee’s newborn child, newly adopted child, newly placed foster child, or a child, parent or spouse with a serious health condition.  Leave can be taken intermittently, or the employee may work a reduced schedule when appropriate to meet the employee's medical necessities. FMLA is required for qualifying absences. 

The GRCC FMLA policy provides detailed information regarding procedures and eligibility.  The policy can be found at https://www.grcc.edu/sites/default/files/attachments/6-14_family_medical_leave.pdf.  

A GRCC Leave of Absence form may be requested from an HR Generalist if an employee is not eligible for FMLA.

If you have questions concerning FMLA, please contact GRCC's Human Resources Coordinator for Adjunct Faculty and FMLA at 616-234-3904.

If your health condition is considered a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and you are in need of accommodations to enable you to perform the essential functions of your job when you return to work, you may request those accommodations through the ADA process.  Please contact GRCC’s ADA Coordinator at 616-234-2120 or your HR Generalist, to discuss your needs.