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Extension Leave

Extension HR administers all leave for employees of cooperative extension housed out in the 100 counties and the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians.
Please contact Steve Norris as soon as you are aware of the need for any of these programs or if you have any questions related to these programs.

FMLA:  Family and Medical Leave Act
This program requires employers to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job protected leave to eligible employees for certain family and medical reasons. While on FML, the employer portion of your health insurance is protected as well. You have the option to use leave to remain in pay status while you are out.

FIL:  Family Illness Leave
Family Illness leave extends benefits provided under FMLA to allow an additional 52 weeks of leave without pay (LWOP) during a 5 year period to care for an employee’s child, spouse or parent who has a serious health condition. While on FIL, your job is protected, but benefits are not provided for health insurance while on LWOP. FIL can be supplemented with leave to remain in pay status.

Voluntary Shared Leave
The voluntary shared leave policy allows one state employee to assist another state employee affected by a personal or immediate family member’s medical condition. These conditions require absence from work for a prolonged period of time, resulting in a possible loss of income due to a lack of accumulated leave.

Worker’s Compensation
If an employee is injured on the job, please contact Steve Norris as soon as possible to find out what forms need to be completed. Worker’s Compensation for County Directors and Agents are paid through the University, claims for County Operational Support positions are paid through the Counties. There are separate provisions for EFNEP employees. 

Transfer of Leave and service
If you have prior service with another creditable state agency, you may be able to transfer any remaining annual, bonus or sick leave to your leave bank with NC State. Your years of service may transfer as well.