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Since 2015, Stanford uses a “rolling” backward calculation method for calculating entitlement for the federal FMLA, as well as eligibility for the state version, California Family Rights Act (CFRA). Meaning, each time an eligible employee takes FMLA leave, the remaining leave entitlement is the balance of the 12weeks that has not been used during the immediately preceding 12 months.
- Example 1: You request three weeks of FMLA leave, beginning July 31. We will look back at the previous 12 months to see if any FMLA leave had been used. If not, you are entitled to the three weeks you requested and will have nine more weeks available between now and July 30 of next year.
- Example 2: You request two weeks of FMLA leave, beginning November 1. We will look back at the previous 12 months to see if any FMLA leave has been used. In this example, you took four weeks ofFMLA starting March 1, four weeks beginning May 1, and three weeks beginning August 1. So by the time you request a leave to begin November 1, you have already taken 11 weeks in the past 12months, so you have one week of FMLA-protected leave available until March 1 of the next year.