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Applying for Parental Leave

Step 1: Employee

If you are a birth parent:

  1. Notifies Principal/Supervisor of dates for Extended Leave of Absence
  2. Completes Form A
  3. Gives Health Care Provider appropriate medical form
  4. Secures Substitute, if required

If you are a non-birth parent:

  1. Notifies Principal/Supervisor of dates for Extended Leave of Absence
  2. Completes Form A
  3. Provides Child’s Proof of Birth or Birth Certificate, or Family— Certification of Health Care Provider

Step 2: Health Care Provider

The Health Care Provider Completes the appropriate form:

Step 3: Employee

Returns original completed forms to Leaves Office 30 days prior to extended leave start date.

  • In Person: 6400 Uptown Blvd. NE Suite 210 East Tower
  • By Mail: Human Resources  – Leaves Office, P. O. Box 25704 Albuquerque, NM 87125

Step 4: Leaves Office

  1. Processes and mails approved/denied leave letter to employee’s home address
  2. Sends copy to Principal/Supervisor

Step 5: Principal/Supervisor Secretary

  1. Applies correct Leave of Absence Code for Payroll reporting
  2. Tracks FMLA Usage

Step 6: Employee

If you are a birth parent:

  1. Calls to schedule an afternoon reinstatement appointment
  2. Provides Proof of Birth or Medical Clearance at end of leave

If you are a non-birth parent:

  1. Calls to schedule an afternoon reinstatement appointment