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Section VII: Personnel

Policy Number: VII-7.50(A)

University of Maryland Procedures Related to Family and Medical Leave for Nonexempt and Exempt Staff Employees

(Approved on an interim basis by the President Amended and approved )

The University of Maryland adheres to University System of Maryland (USM) VII-7.50 USM Policy on Family and Medical Leave for Nonexempt and Exempt Staff Employees (Approved by the Board of Regents on August 27, 1993; Amended on April 16, 2004; Amended on October 22, 2004; Amended on June 18, 2010; Amended on October 9, 2015; Amended on April 20, 2018). For complete policy requirements and provisions, refer to USM VII-7.50.


The procedures herein are implemented by the University of Maryland (UMD) in accordance with the USM Policy VII-7.50 Policy on Family and Medical Leave for Nonexempt and Exempt Staff, amended April 20, 2018, (the “Policy”) and are the exclusive procedures that govern the provision of Family Medical Leave (FML) at UMD. Under the Policy, eligible employees are granted up to 12 work weeks of unpaid or paid leave within a 12-month period (leave year) for qualifying family and medical reasons.


Effective April 20, 2018, the method of calculating an employee’s FML entitlement shall change from a calendar year to a rolling 12-month period measured backward from the date an employee uses FML. Under the rolling 12-month period measured backward, each time an employee takes FML, the University will “look back” over the last 12 months, add up all of the FML taken during that period of time, and subtract it from the standard 12-week/60-day FML entitlement. The remaining balance is the amount of FML available for the employee’s use at the start of their FML.

Employees taking FML in the period between April 20, 2018, to January 1, 2020, will do so under whichever method (calendar year or rolling 12-month period) yields the greatest benefit to the employee. Leave for employees taking FML after January 1, 2020, will be calculated using the rolling 12-month period method in all cases.


The Assistant Vice President for University Human Resources shall be the UMD designee to implement FML for Exempt and Nonexempt Staff.