Leave of Absence Status

FCPS offers employees an opportunity to take time off work, unpaid, for a variety of reasons including health related, parental, and personal, etc.  The employee remains employed by FCPS, however, does not have an active job assignment, i.e. ‘Custodian at Lewistown Elementary School’. 

This option is unpaid, and typically lasts until the end of the fiscal year.  The employee is able to continue health insurance but at the full cost. The employee is billed for any continued coverage.

LEAVE of ABSENCE RATES FY 2018, Effective July 1, 2017

Medical Plan

UnitedHealth Care

Standard Delta Dental

Buy Up Delta Dental

Individual

$692.02

$28.82

$39.64

Employee + 1

$1507.23

$89.36

$122.91

Family

$1591.66

$98.87

$135.98

Life Insurance

$0.113 per $1000 per Month(ie. 100,000 /1000 * .113 = $11.30 per month)
Life insurance is 2 times salary rounded to highest thousand.

Returning from an LOA

Upon confirmation that you are returning for the following fiscal year, you will receive communication regarding a work assignment. 

For those on parental leave, you may request an LOA for a semester at a time, following FMLA. This applies only to the year in which your child was born. 

How to request an LOA

To request an LOA, you must submit a Status Change Form to Human Resources.  In health related cases, please contact the Benefits Office.

Pension Information

The MD State Retirement Agency considers certain types of LOA’s will ‘Qualifying Leave’ for pension service.  This means that you will be able to ‘purchase’ this time towards your future pension payments.  More information can be found on Form 46.