Are active duty orders required for FMLA leave taken for a qualifying exigency?

The first time an employee requests leave because of a qualifying exigency arising out of the covered active duty or call to covered active duty status of a covered service member, an agency may require the employee to provide a copy of the covered service member's active duty orders or other documentation issued by the military that indicates the covered service member is on covered active duty or call to covered active duty status , and the dates of the covered service member's active duty service. This information need only be provided to the agency once. A copy of new active duty orders or other documentation issued by the military must be provided to the agency if the need for leave because of a qualifying exigency arises out of a different covered active duty or call to covered active duty status of the same or a different covered service member.

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