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 Coordinator 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 California Family Rights Act (CFRA) are effective January 1, 2022:

  • CFRA expanded the definition of "parent" to include parents-in-law. Employees are able to take leave to provide care for a parent-in-law with a serious health condition.
  • In addition, employees are able to take Qualifying Exigency Leave because of a qualifying exigency related to the covered active Armed Forces duty (or call to such duty) of a parent-in-law.


FMLA/CFRA 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
  • Child (including adult children)
  • Parent
  • Parent-in-law
  • Grandparent
  • Grandchild
  • Sibling