Human Resources FAQ

Q. What is FMLA?

The Family Medical Leave Act is Federal legislation to provide eligible employees with 12 weeks of unpaid job protected leave for their own illness or injury, or that of a spouse, domestic partner, child(ren) or child(ren) of the domestic partner and parents. (Ref: HR Policy - Family Medical Occupational Leave)

Q. Who is eligible for FMLA?

Employees are eligible if they have worked a period of 12 months and 1250 hours with the University during the year preceding the start of the leave. (Ref: HR Policy - Family Medical Occupational Leave)

Q. When will medical insurance begin for new benefit eligible employees?

Medical benefits begin on the first day of the month following the date of hire.

Q. How do I add my newborn to the health plans?

Call 855-398-1631

Q. How often should I update my address information?

Anytime you have a change of address or telephone number it is important to update this informaiton through Lawson Employee Self Service.https://lawson.sutterhealth.org/lawson/portal/

Q. Are internal candidates automatically considered for each open position(s)?

No. Internal candidates must apply for open positions. Internal candidates must notify their immediate supervisor and submit an updated resume to the Human Resources Department. (Ref: http://www.samuelmerritt.edu/staff_faculty_handbook )