Family Medical Leave Act General Guidelines
Updated 10/08/04

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993 protects employee's rights by providing unpaid leave with job protection to employees in certain specified instances so that they may address their own health needs or the needs of children or seriously ill or injured family members who require emotional, medical and other types of support

Eligibility: All government employees with at least 12 months of service who are covered by Title 5 and the annual and sick leave program are eligible except: temporary employees serving an appointment under 12 months, intermittent employees, D.C. Government employees and those covered under Title 1.

Requirements: FMLA Leave may be used for:

A serious health condition is defined as a condition that:

Leave Entitlement

FMLA Leave Notification and Enactment


For additional information contact: Vanessa Lewis at 202-482-8327 or e-mail