Supervisor/EBO FMLA Responsibility
If an employee has been approved for Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), supervisors and EBOs will receive a letter via email from WVU Medical Management outlining the details of the approved dates. You will also receive an email from WVU Shared Services notifying you that the employee’s FMLA is now activated in the Applaud.
Due to recent Federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting requirements, paid and unpaid FMLA must be documented timely and appropriately. Supervisors are responsible for ensuring the documentation of an employee’s FMLA utilization.
Documentation of paid and/or unpaid FMLA begins in the Applaud. It is your responsibility as a supervisor to submit and approve paid/unpaid FMLA through the Leave System should the employee be unable to request the leave for themselves. It is an employee’s responsibility if calling off work on approved intermittent FMLA to notify you that their absence is related to their FMLA condition(s). If an employee has been approved for FMLA through Medical Management, they will have three new leave options in the Leave System available for use:
FMLA runs concurrently with the employee’s approved medical leave and may be paid or unpaid depending upon the employee’s own sick and annual leave balances. FMLA Sick will be approved first, followed by FMLA Annual. If both the employee’s annual leave and sick leave balances are exhausted OR the employee is not eligible for annual leave and sick leave and they still have a remaining FMLA balance, then FMLA Unpaid must be submitted. It is extremely important to notify your EBO and Payroll when an employee begins utilization of FMLA Unpaid.
Steps to Follow for Submitting Paid/Unpaid FMLA
- Learn how to submit leave for an employee in Applaud. If the employee
is not eligible for annual leave and sick leave, skip to step 4.
- Submit FMLA Sick for the employee, if the employee has sick leave available; then,
- Submit FMLA Annual leave for the employee, if the employee has annual leave available;
- If both sick and annual leave balances are exhausted OR the employee is not eligible
for annual leave and sick leave, submit FMLA Unpaid
- Notify Shared Services in writing of the employee’s exhaustion of sick and annual leave
balances and they are now utilizing FMLA Unpaid. If the employee is not eligible
for annual leave and sick leave, notify Shared Services they are now utilizing FMLA
Unpaid and need removed from payroll.
NOTE: Due to recent Federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting requirements, unpaid FMLA must be documented timely and appropriately.
- Supervisor notifies Shared Services of the employee’s own
sick and annual leave exhaustion (if the employee is eligible) and the employee
is utilizing FMLA Unpaid.
- Notify Shared Services in writing of the employee’s return to work.
- Shared Services notifies Payroll of the employee’s return
Questions regarding the utilization and processing of FMLA through Applaud
may be directed to Shared Services at 203.293.6006 or