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Returning to work after FMLA

Last updated: September 22, 2023

This page applies to all staff, academic personnel, and student employees.

When you are ready to return to work from your leave of absence, contact your manager to discuss your department’s return-to-work process.

Same or equivalent job

The FMLA guarantees that you can return to either your same job or an equivalent position, as determined by the University. “Equivalent” is defined as:

  • Same or substantially similar responsibilities and status
  • Same general level of skill and authority
  • Identical pay
  • Identical benefits
  • Same general work schedule at the same (or nearby) location