View Bill 18-19-03

Senate Bill 18-19-03

Bill ID: 18-19-03
Name: Review of the Interim University of Maryland Procedures Related to Family and Medical Leave for Faculty
Proposed: 08/31/2018
Sponsor: President's Office
Proposal: The President's Office informed the Senate Office that the University System of Maryland (USM) had updated its policies related to Family and Medical Leave (FML) for Faculty & Staff on April 20, 2018 to clarify federal FML obligations. The University's policy was revised to align with federal guidance requiring all USM institutions to implement a rolling 12-month period for calculating individual FML entitlements rather than using a calendar year and that that no employee be penalized as a result of the conversion to a rolling 12-month period. The President approved the policy on an interim basis pending University Senate review.


Status: Completed
Completed On: 03/12/2019


Presidential Approval: 03/12/2019
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Reviewed By: Senate
Received: 02/27/2019
Decision Date: 03/06/2019
Decision: The Senate voted to approve the proposal.
Next Step: Presidential Approval
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Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 02/19/2019
Decision Date: 02/26/2019
Decision: The SEC voted to place the report on the March 6, 2019 Senate agenda for consideration.
Next Step: Senate Review
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Reviewed By: Faculty Affairs Committee
Received: 10/05/2018
Decision Date: 02/13/2019
Decision Due By: 02/01/2019
Decision: The Faculty Affairs Committee voted to forward its recommendations to the SEC for consideration.
Actions: The Faculty Affairs Committee began its review in October 2018 and agreed to form a joint subcommittee with the Staff Affairs Committee to review the revisions to the FMLA procedures for both faculty and staff. The subcommittee began meeting in early November, 2018, to consider the revised procedures. It met with representatives from University Human Resources (UHR), the Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA), and the Office of General Counsel (OGC) to get context on the recent changes to the System policy and federal and state law.

The subcommittee reported its recommendations and proposed revisions to the committee at its January 30, 2019, meeting; the committee voted unanimously to approve them. At its meeting on February 13, 2019, the committee considered a minor revision to one of the administrative recommendations, which it also approved.
Next Step: SEC Review
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Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 09/14/2018
Decision Date: 09/21/2018
Decision: The SEC voted to charge the Faculty Affairs Committee with a review of the interim policy.
Next Step: Faculty Affairs Committee Review
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