Other Leave Benefits
Employees may take time off without loss of pay for participation in exams and interviews to explore career opportunities within State government.
Family Medical Leave (FMLA and WFMLA)
Federal and Wisconsin FMLA provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave each year for specified family and medical reasons. An eligible employee who is a covered servicemember's spouse, child, parent, or next of kin may also take up to 26 weeks of FMLA leave in a single 12-month period to care for the servicemember with a serious injury or illness.
Employees are eligible for FMLA if:
Employed by the State for at least 12 months within the past 7 years; and
Has worked at least 1,250 hours (not including paid leave) during the 12 months immediately preceding the start of leave
Employees are eligible for WFMLA if:
Employed by the State for more than 52 consecutive weeks; and
Has worked at least 1,000 hours (including paid leave) during the preceding 52-week period immediately preceding the start of leave
FMLA Toolkit for additional information and forms.
Employees are eligible for job-protected leave for active duty or required field training. This allows employees to receive differential pay for up to 30 days per calendar year for active duty or active training lasting 3 days or more. Eligible employees will also receive up to 4 years of differential pay and eligible benefits if on active duty.
Employees will receive paid leave when summoned as a witness for the employer or impaneled as a jurist.
Employees unable to vote outside of work hours are eligible to receive paid leave to vote.
With proper notice, each state agency must permit employees to serve as election officials without loss of pay and without loss of benefits for the employees' scheduled hours of work during the 24-hour period of each applicable election day.
Note: The Wisconsin Law Enforcement Association's collective bargaining agreements may have specific language that would supersede this provision for State Patrol Troopers and State Patrol Inspectors. An employee's schedule may be changed to accommodate such requests if notice or other conditions for making schedule changes are met.
Employees must submit a copy of their pay stub from the municipality to their payroll and benefits specialist.
Sick leave may be used upon death of an immediate family member. The use of accrued sick leave is limited to a total of 3 workdays, plus required travel time not to exceed 4 additional workdays. However, the appointing authority may extend the use of sick leave to cover unusual circumstances.
Bone Marrow and Human Organ Donation
Employees are eligible to receive up to 5 days off with pay when serving as a bone marrow donor and 30 days off with pay when serving as a human organ donor.
Catastrophic Leave Program
Helps support permanent and project employees who need an extended, unpaid leave of absence due to illness/injury that incapacitates the employee or an immediate family member. Allows employees to donate certain types of paid leave to other employees granted an unpaid leave due to a catastrophic need.