Protected Leaves/FMLA

​For additional information regarding Leave Administration please review the Personnel Manual and/or your Collective Bargaining Agreement. The information on this website is not intended to change or modify the County’s policies on leaves of absence. In the event of conflicts between this information and the County’s Personnel Manual, the Personnel Manual shall control.

 Federal Protected Leave

​Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

          • Employee's Own Serious Health Condition

          • Dependent's Serious Health Condition

          • Parental Leave (Birth/Adoption/Foster Care)

          • Military Qualifying Exigency

          • Military Service Member Care

Military Leave (USERRA) - Active Service Member

 State Protected Leave


*Effective November 1, 2016, Kitsap County will require updated medical certification for conditions that last beyond a single 12 month period. If the need for FLMA/WFLA leave continues beyond one year from the date of approval, it will be the employee's responsibility to request FMLA/WFLA information from Human Resources and obtain updated medical certification prior to the expiration date or need for leave. New medical information will supersede any medical documentation previously received.