For what other purposes can an employee use FMLA leave?

Federal employees can use 24 hours of leave without pay during any 12-month period to fulfill certain family obligations:

  • School and Early Childhood Educational Activities - to allow employees to participate in school activities directly related to the educational advancement of a child
  • Routine Family Medical Purposes - to allow parents to accompany children to routine medical or dental appointments
  • Elderly Relatives' Health or Care Needs - to allow employees to accompany an elderly relative to routine medical or dental appointments or other professional services