04. How do I know if I am eligible for family and medical leave?

To be eligible to take FMLA and/or OFLA leave, an employee must meet the following criteria:




Employed   by  Oregon State University

One year

180 days

Exception:  Oregon Military Leave has no   employment  requirement


Hours Worked

1250 hours in past 12 months

Average of 25 hours per week


  • Parental Leave has no hours   requirement
  • Oregon   Military Leave average hours requirement is 20 hours per week

When counting the number of hours worked, OSU counts all hours the employee actually worked, including hours worked during temporary employment and qualifying absences for military leave.  Paid (e.g., vacation, sick leave, etc.) or unpaid leave time does not count as hours worked for eligibility purposes.