Leave Information

The Benefits Office at Texas Woman’s University administers the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Parental Leave, and Sick Leave Pool for TWU Employees.  To obtain additional information, contact the TWU Benefits Team at 81-3542.


Eligible University employees may take up to twelve (12) weeks job-protected family/medical leave, military exigency leave or up to 26 weeks of military caregiver leave during a 12-month period. The leave may be paid, unpaid or a combination of paid and unpaid leave, depending on the circumstances of the leave and as specified in this policy.   Provides the right to return to the same or an equivalent position at the conclusion of leave. 

To request FMLA register at FMLAsource.com. To register you will include your person(employee) number and zip code. You may find your person number on your pay stub. Contact the FMLAsource customer support number at 1-800-557-1005 with questions related to FMLA and eligibility. You will receive all notifications and required documentation through your preferred delivery method with FMLAsource. You will continue to contact the Benefits team with your questions related to leave accruals and absences in Oracle Cloud.



Bereavement Leave/ Funeral Leave

An employee shall be granted leave because of a death in the employee’s immediate family which includes the employees’ spouse, parent, parent-in-law, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandchildren and children (stepparents and stepchildren are considered immediate family).

When a death occurs in an employee’s immediate family, the employee may take up to three days off with pay to grieve, attend the funeral, or make funeral or other related arrangements. Bereavement leave shall not be deducted from vacation leave.

Parental Leave

Employees are entitled to a parental leave of absence, not to exceed twelve weeks, for the birth of a natural child or the adoption of a child. This period begins with the date of birth or the adoption or foster care placement with the employee of a child. Employees may use available compensatory time, vacation or leave without pay for this period. Sick leave is strictly limited to those situations clearly falling within the definition of sick leave.  To request parental leave, complete the Parental Leave Request Form below and submit form to the TWU Benefits office.

Parental Leave Request Form

Sick Leave Pool

The Sick Leave Pool was established to provide a source of additional sick leave to help employees and their families if a catastrophic illness or injury forces an employee to exhaust all paid leave and to lose compensation as a result. An employee is eligible to request time from the Sick Leave Pool if because of a catastrophic illness or injury or because of a previous donation of sick leave to the pool, the employee exhausts all annual accrued vacation leave, sick leave, overtime and compensatory time to which that employee is otherwise entitled.  To apply for sick pool complete the request form and ask your medical provider to complete the Sick Pool Medical Certification.  Submit both forms to the TWU Benefits office. 

Sick Pool Request Form

Sick Pool Medical Certification


Summary of TWU and State Maternity/Paternity Leave Benefits 

TWU Leave Administrators:

Lisa Taylor, SPHR 
81-3759 or ltaylor16@twu.edu 

Angela Cagle, PHR
81-3552 or acagle@twu.edu  

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