USPS Family and Medical Leave Act Certification


Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) certification

Employees requesting leave for a condition that may be FMLA-protected are mailed a packet which includes a Department of Labor (DOL) FMLA certification form to be completed by the employee’s health care provider. After the certification is completed, employees should submit the form to their FMLA coordinator.

The DOL forms are the only certifications USPS accepts for FMLA processing. Any other certification forms submitted will be returned and the absence will not be protected under FMLA until the completed DOL form is received, reviewed and approved. This is in accordance with ELM 515.52 and ELM 515.532.

Employees who have questions about FMLA should contact their FMLA coordinator.

8 Responses to "USPS Family and Medical Leave Act Certification"

  1. jill cooper   April 21, 2011 at 5:52 am

    I just called in fmla leave, with an already approved fmla case number, for an ongoing condition. The “sick leave call in number did not recognize the fmla case number as a valid number. How do I correct this. ….is there an actual fmla coordinator in carol stream that I can contact by phone?

  2. JL Walton   December 4, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Our office in Hawaii is no long filing FMLA forms. After completing them where do I send them for approval

  3. kmarckese   March 7, 2014 at 10:13 am

    i filed fmla papers and received a letter not approved because of my signature and date were missing as well as the duration of incapacity i tried calling the fmla office and got a message that says due to incliment weather call back at a later time need to know what i can do to complete this process

    We cannot answer questions regarding FMLA or other USPS employee regulations. So sorry – PEN

  4. Charlyne Archibald   March 7, 2014 at 10:30 am

    I have flma for 4 years. It’s one day every 90 days to take her to the doctor. This is the first time in all those years my supervisor has say me for documentations. Is this normal or new.

  5. michelle spoonmore   June 24, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    who do I call to get fmla papers for my surgery I am having

  6. Kalpana Sanghvi   August 19, 2014 at 7:41 am

    My daughter has new born Baby. She is married and I am the only one in our family who can take care of her and baby. FMLA Coordinator denied my FMLA.
    Because my daughter is over 18 years of age. No one family members are on her husband side who can take care of this new born baby. Is there any way I can get FMLA for my daughters new born baby.

    We’re sorry – we cannot advise you on this subject – please ask a union official in your area. PEN

  7. reno faoro   March 31, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    I was wondering as an USPS employee.. where do I go to see if I have an active fmla case for myself.

    Reno – we cannot answer FMLA questions -try this link at APWU

  8. Bernard Williams   October 17, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    where do I mail my completed FMLA form?