District Leave Policy
Leave of Absence
Employees who expect to be absent more than ten (10) consecutive days must request a leave of absence by completing the online Leave of Absence Application. Information about the Humble ISD policy on Leaves and Absences is located in the online Employee Handbook.
Types of Leave
Family / Medical Leave (FML) – is unpaid leave that provides protection for your position for up to 12 work weeks or 60 work days. This type of leave is approved for employees who have worked for the district for at least one full year and worked at least 1,250 hours during that year. Most part-time employees will not qualify for FML. Family / Medical Leave may be used for:
- Birth of your child, or placement of a child with you for adoption or foster care;
- A serious health condition that makes you unable to perform the essential duties of your position;
- A serious health condition affecting a family member for whom you must provide care.
FML protects your position for up to 12 work weeks (60 work days) and if you have not been released to return to duty prior to expiration of FML, your leave would transition to Temporary Disability Leave.
Intermittent FML – if you qualify for FML, you may qualify for Intermittent FML which is a protection for your position while you are having intermittent absences for one medical condition. The condition can be for you or for a family member. Medical documentation must be sent to HR for each absence for it to be protected by FML. The total amount of FML for one year is 12 work weeks or 60 work days.
Temporary Disability Leave – is based on your medical need. This type of unpaid leave is for employees who do not qualify or have exhausted their yearly allotment of FML. Temporary Disability Leave can be requested only for your own medical need, and includes pregnancy. Caring for a family member cannot be considered Temporary Disability Leave. If approved, you must return to work when released by your doctor.
Click the link above to complete the Leave of Absence Application. Be sure to digitally sign the application and click Submit. The required medical documentation can be uploaded into the Application before you click Submit or your doctor can fax it to 281-641-1057. Maternity leave medical documentation can be a note on your doctor’s letterhead that states your name and due date. Other medical leaves require medical documentation that states the name of the patient and a start date and medical reason for the absences. Click the link below for the district’s medical documentation form for your doctor to complete:
Once your Application and medical documentation have been received in HR, you will receive written notice of your qualification for FML or Temporary Disability Leave and what may happen with your salary.
Your pay will continue as long as you have earned sick, personal, vacation or comp time in your paid leave time banks. You can use any and all of your earned time during your absences. Once your paid time has been exhausted, your leave of absence will be unpaid. If you will have a long period of being unpaid, you will be responsible for paying your insurance premiums directly to the Benefits Department the first week of each month you will not be paid. Information about your premiums will be included with the written response to your leave request.
Steps to take to request leave:
- Notify your supervisor or Principal as soon as you know a leave of absence is necessary.
- Complete the Leave of Absence Application
- Send medical documentation either via upload in the Application or by fax or email to HR
- Prepare for the change in pay that may be caused by your absences
- Keep your department / campus and HR updated on changes in your expected leave dates
Length of Leave
Leave of absence expiration dates are:
90 calendar days = non-certified employees who have been with the district less than 5 consecutive years
180 calendar days = certified employees who have been with the district less than 5 years
180 calendar days = non-certified employees who have been with the district at least 5 consecutive years
Last day of the 6th month following your final paycheck = certified employees who have been with the district at least 5 consecutive years
Questions about leave?
Contact Deborah Odom, Compensation & Leave Coordinator
Humble ISD Human Resources
20200 Eastway Village Dr., Humble, TX 77338 P.O. Box 2000, Humble, TX 77347-2000 Tel. 281-641-8170 Fax: 281-641-1057