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Administration of FMLA Process Centralized as of July 1, 2017

Date: July 14, 2017
Type: AFA Article

Effective July 1, FMLA transitioned to one centralized Family Medical Leave (FML) Administration system.  This consolidates all Flight Attendants currently on FMLA status and any future FMLA submissions into one system, regardless of your pre-merger affiliation. All FMLA will now be processed by the Employee Service Center (ECS), via the Flight Attendant Service Team (FAST). Pre-merger CAL and CMI Flight Attendants will no longer need to call scheduling when utilizing their FMLA. 

If you have been assigned an FML Case number and need to place yourself on family medical leave absence:

  1. Call 1-800-FLT-LINE
  2. Option #4 to reach FAST and follow the prompts

Please be prepared to enter your employee file number and FML Case number. A FAST representative will then send (SK) notification that you will not be on your trip or assignment and will appropriately code the absence. A notification will be sent to your supervisor.

If you have NOT been assigned an FML Case number,

  1. Call 1-800-FLT-LINE
  2. Option #4 to reach FAST and follow the prompts

If you are unable to make your trip or assignment and you believe that it will be FML eligible, you must inform the FAST representative that you are placing yourself on sick leave family leave PENDING.  You will have 15 days from the beginning of the absence to submit via FAX your certification pages. To do so:

FAX FMLA Certification Pages to 1-847-700-3084

We recommend using the Federal Department of Labor Family Leave forms available on the Family Medical Leave page on our website.

If you have any additional questions please contact your Local Council Office.

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