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Family and Medical Leave

Learn about Family and Medical Leave (FML), and link to documents and forms used to set up and manage leave for UC San Diego employees.

UC employees may be able to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid Family and Medical Leave (FML) for:

  • Incapacity due to:
    • Pregnancy, prenatal medical care, or childbirth
    • A serious health condition
    • The serious health condition of a son or daughter, spouse, domestic partner (same-sex or opposite-sex), or parent
  • Bonding with a newborn, adopted or foster-care child in accordance with state and federal law in effect at the time of the leave
  • Military Family Leave to eligible employees with a spouse, child or parent on active duty or called to active duty.


To find out whether you’re eligible for FML, please contact your Department’s HR Representative. You can also contact the following:

Pay for Family Care and Bonding

If you are eligible for FML, you may also be eligible for Pay for Family Care and Bonding (PFCB). The Pay for Family Care and Bonding (PFCB) program, effective January 1, 2023, gives qualifying employees the option to replace 100% of their eligible earnings for up to eight workweeks per calendar year. 

For more information regarding the Pay for Family Care and Bonding (PFCB) Program please visit UCnet PFCB


More information and resources:

Note: Federal regulations prohibit denying leave because an employee did not use the forms provided on this page.

Contact Employee Relations, (858) 534-4115 or Leaves of Absence. For UC San Diego Health Science employees, please call (619) 543-3200. 
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Notice: The information on this page summarizes provisions of university policies and/or collective bargaining agreements. Refer to the Personnel Policies for Staff Members (PPSM) and local implementing procedures or applicable collective bargaining agreement for full text of referenced information.