Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) Resources


The University of Notre Dame recognizes that circumstances may arise which require an extended or intermittent absence from work due to medical reasons for self or an immediate family member. The University provides eligible faculty and staff with family and medical leave according to the federal law, The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Requesting FMLA Leave

Faculty leave requests

Faculty may request FMLA leave by calling the Office of Human Resources at 574-631-5900.

Staff leave requests

Staff may request FMLA leave by contacting the University’s FMLA leave administrator, The Hartford:

  • By phone: 1-877-877-6067 (8 am – 9 pm EST); language translation services are available
  • On the web:
  • On your mobile device: Download the app for free from any mobile device by searching for “My Benefits at The Hartford” at the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

Staff members must also notify their supervisor of the need for FMLA.


The University realizes that FMLA can be challenging to understand and provides the following resources to assist faculty, supervisors and staff.

Faculty Resources

UND Faculty Handbook – Faculty Family and Medical Leave Policy

Staff Resources

Return-to-Work/Work Release Form

Legacy materials: the items below are related to the University’s previous FMLA administrator and are no longer current. Please see above for current information.

  • Employee’s Guide to Reporting a FMLA Request:/assets/68265/nd_fml_brochure_final.pdf
  • Employee FMLA Checklist":/assets/106824/employee_fmla_checklist.pdf
  • Overview Presentation for Supervisors":/assets/106823/fmla_overview_supervisors.pdf
  • FMLA Checklist for Supervisors":/assets/106821/supervisor_fmla_checklist.pdf