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Human Resources Specialist-Classified
(All sites, Maintenance & Operations, Transportation)
Human Resources Specialist-Certificated (BCHS, GVHS, ECEC)
Human Resources Specialist-Classified (District Office)
Human Resources Specialist-Certificated
(AHS, ECHS, LHS, MHS)
Kim Gurden

209-325-2005
kgurden@muhsd.org

Mary Schmid

209-325-2004
mschmid@muhsd.org

Rosa Wood

209-325-2006
rwood@muhsd.org

Types of Leaves
  1. Family Medical Leave
  2. California Family Rights Act
  3. Pregnancy Disability Leave
What is Family Medical Leave (FMLA)?
Federal legislation, Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, provides 12 weeks of unpaid protected leave within a 12 month period, during which time the employee’s job (or equivalent position) and health benefits are protected. To qualify, the employee must have worked at least 12 months (need not be continuous) and at least 1250 hours within the last 12 months not including sick pay, vacation, or other types of leaves.

Basic Leave Entitlement
FMLA requires covered employers to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave to eligible employees for the
following reasons:
  • For incapacity due to pregnancy, prenatal medical care or child birth;
  • To care for the employee's child after birth, or placement for adoption or foster care;
  • To care for the employee's spouse, son or daughter, or parent, who has a serious health condition; or
  • For a serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform the employee's job.
For more information regarding FMLA, please click on link below:

What is California Family Rights Act (CFRA)?
California Family Rights Act of 1995 is designated to coincide with FMLA to achieve the common goal of providing employees the right to reinstatement to the original or similar position and continued coverage under their health plans. Entitlement provides 12 weeks of unpaid job protected leave within a 12 month period for the serious health condition of the employee, the spouse, or an immediate family member, care for a child after pregnancy (does not cover pregnancy), and the adoption of a child. Must have worked 12 months or 1250 hours to qualify. Employees disability due to childbirth is not covered, however it is covered by Pregnancy Disability leave and FMLA.
Under the California Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), employees disabled by childbirth or related medical conditions are eligible to take a pregnancy disability leave (PDL) for any period of actual disability caused by pregnancy, childbirth, or related conditions up to four months for a full-time employee per pregnancy, regardless of length of employment within the District. The leave runs concurrently with FMLA but not CFRA.

Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL)
Under the California Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), employees disabled by childbirth or related medical conditions are eligible to take a pregnancy disability leave (PDL) for any period of actual disability caused by pregnancy, childbirth, or related conditions up to four months or 88 workdays for a full-time employee per pregnancy, regardless of length of employment within the District. The leave runs concurrently with FMLA but not CFRA.
Remember to check your contract: DTA (for Certificated) & CSEA (for Classified).

If you have questions regarding taking a leave of absence you can reach Human Resources at 209-325-2010.