FAMILY LEAVE GUIDELINES
FOR EMPLOYEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII
To promulgate guidelines for the implementation of Act 328, SLH 1991, Family Leave,
which took effect on January 1, 1992. These interim guidelines are effective until
administrative rules and/or memoranda of agreements are executed.
2. Definition of Terms
A. Child: An individual who is a biological, step, adopted, legal ward, or foster son or
daughter of an employee.
B. Employee: A Civil Service or BOR employees who has worked at least 50% full-time
equivalency (FTE) for a minimum of six (6) consecutive months.
C. Employer: University of Hawaii, State of Hawaii
D. Health Care Provider: A physician as defined under Section 386-1, HRS
E. Parent: A biological, foster, or adoptive parent, a parent-in-law, a stepparent, a legal
guardian, a grandparent, or a grandparent-in-law.
F. Serious Health Condition: A physical or mental condition that warrants the
participation of the employee to provide care during the period of treatment or
supervision by a health care provider, and:
1. Involves inpatient care in a hospital, hospice, or residential health care facility; or
2. Requires continuing treatment or continuing supervision by a health care
3. Administration of Family Leave
A. The Family Leave Act provides that all employees are entitled to a total of four weeks
of family leave during any calendar year for the following reasons:
1. The birth of an employee’s child,
2. The adoption of a child by an employee,
3. The care of an employee’s child, spouse, or parent with a serious health condition.
B. Employee eligibility and entitlement:
1. Any employee who has worked at least six (6) consecutive months for the State of
Hawaii and has at least 50% full-time equivalency (FTE).