Human Resources

Leave to care for a service member

Military caregiver leave (FMLA)
This federal law allows you to take unpaid time away from work to care for a spouse, son, daughter, parent or next of kin, who is a service member or veteran with a serious injury or illness. 

You may take up to 26 weeks of leave during a single 12 month period to care for the service member.  During the single 12 month period in which service member family leave is taken, you are entitled to a combined total of 26 weeks of leave for parental leave, serious health condition leave, or call to active duty leave.

Oregon Military Family Leave Act (OMFLA)
This Oregon law allows you to take up to 14 days of unpaid leave per deployment.  This time could be used either after your military spouse or domestic partner has been notified of an impending call or order to active duty, just before the deployment, or when your military spouse/partner is on leave from that deployment.  To qualify for this kind of leave, you must work an average of at least 20 hours per week. 

Qualifying exigency leave (FMLA)
This type of leave allows you unpaid time off for the following reasons when your spouse, child, or parent is a member of the Armed Forces or National Guard and Reserves and is deployed to a foreign country:  

1. Short notice deployment
2. Military events and related activities
3. Childcare and related activities
4. Care of the military member's parent
5. Financial and legal arrangements
6. Counseling
7. Rest and recuperation (15 days)
8. Post-deployment activities (90 days)
9. Any other event that you and Reed agree is a qualifying situation

To apply for any of the above leaves, complete the leave of absence request form.