Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

  • Eligible employees who work for HISD can take up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave in a 12-month period for the following reasons:

    • The birth of a child or placement of a child for adoption or foster care,
    • To bond with a child (leave must be taken within one year of the child's birth or placement),
    • To care for the employee's spouse, child, or parent who has a qualifying serious health condition,
    • For the employee's own qualifying serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform the employee's job, and
    • For qualifying exigencies related to the foreign deployment of a military member who is the employee's spouse, child, or parent.

    An eligible employee who is a covered servicemember's spouse, child, parent, or next of kin may also take up to 26 weeks of FMLA leave in a single 12-month period to care for the servicemember with a serious injury or illness.

Family and Medical Leave (FML)

  • FML applications should be submitted at least 30 days in advance of the need for leave.

    FML applications are now submitted via your Employee Self-Service (ESS) account. Log into your ESS account by clicking the following link: HISD Employee Self-Service

    Once logged in, click on the 'FML Request' button under the 'HISD Extended Leaves' header, and you will be taken to the ‘Previous and Active FML Requests’ page where a new application can be submitted.

Contact Us

  • Leave Administration Department

    Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center
    4400 W. 18th Street (map)
    Houston, TX 77092
    713-556-6590 (office) 
    713-556-6966 (fax)

    Office Hours:
    Monday – Friday
    8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.