A non-medical leave is to care for a family member, parental bonding, or military leave. We provide guidance on income options and benefits continuation. Click on ServiceNow to submit a non-medical leave request or question.

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Non – Medical Leave includes:

  1. Leave to take care for a family member with a serious health condition
  2. Parental Leave / Baby bonding for birth/placement/adoption of a child
  3. Personal Leave
  4. Military related Leave
  5. Extended time for bereavement/death of a family member (if needed)


Notice: Depending on the type of leave you are requesting, you may be eligible for certain federal/state entitlements. The Leave of Absence Specialist can provide you with information on your eligibility.

Other Time Off: Time for Jury Duty, School Activities, Administrative Leave, Bereavement Leave, etc., are administered by the department through the Time and Attendance system, and a leave of absence is not needed. Contact us with questions at HR ServiceNow > Leave Administration > Leave questions.

See Getting Paid while on Leave for Pay for Family Care and Bonding

Important News:

The following changes to the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) are effective January 1, 2023:

  • The California Family Rights Act (CFRA) has been amended to permit employees to take protected leave to care for a "designated person" with a serious health condition.
  • For FML purposes, a "designated person" is an individual related by blood or whose association with the employee is the equivalent of a family relationship. 
  • The employee may identify the designated person at the time the employee requests the leave, and employees are limited to one designated person per calendar year.

FML eligible employees who request leave to care for a family member with a serious health condition are able to take leave to care for the following family members:

  • Spouse
  • Domestic partner
  • Designated person
  • Child (including adult children)
  • Parent
  • Parent-in-law
  • Grandparent
  • Grandchild
  • Sibling