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.