Military Exigency Leave (FMLA)

Carle Health offers Military Exigency Leave to allow eligible team members time away from work due to a team member’s qualifying family member having been called to active duty in the armed forces.


Team members must have been employed for at least 12 months and worked at least 1,250 hours during the 12 months prior to the start of the Military Exigency Leave.

Duration of Leave

Team members will be granted Military Exigency Leave under FMLA for up to 12 weeks per rolling 12-month period. Short-notice deployment leave is limited to seven calendar days, and rest & recuperation leave is limited to 15 days per instance. Total cumulative leave under any FMLA category will not exceed more than 12 weeks per rolling 12-month period.

Benefits Status During Leave

Team members will retain benefits throughout the approved FMLA leave. If the leave is unpaid, the team member is responsible for providing the applicable payment for voluntary benefits.

Compensation During Leave

A combination of vacation and sick time benefits can be used depending on the type of leave; refer to the applicable benefit policy for more information.

Return to Work

Military Exigency Leave (FMLA) leave of absence is job-protected, meaning you are entitled to return to your job in the same position as when you left for your leave. However, if your position no longer exists, you should be offered one that is comparable in terms of skills, duties, pay, benefits, etc.

Other Considerations

A married couple employed by Carle Health may be limited to a combined total of 12 weeks during a rolling 12-month period for all FMLA qualifying reasons.