July 11, 2023 – July 13, 2023 all-day America/New York Timezone

Course Description

The Federal workplace is impacted daily by absence due to illness. And it’s not just the illness of employees. Huge amounts of hours are tied to family member medical conditions.

It starts with sick leave. Administering sick leave has become a complicated task, one that gets challenging each year, making proper documentation critical. But practitioners also need to have a solid understanding of other types of leave, such as LWOP and Disabled Veteran Leave.

But wait, there’s more. FMLA adds a further layer of complexity to illness-related absences. There is required notice – for management and for the employee.  Eligibility requirements are stricter than those for sick leave. Substitution of paid leave in place of the unpaid FMLA creates additional challenges. Since 2020, Paid Parental Leave has arrived on the scene with its own list of complicated questions.

Do you know everything you need to know about absence related to illness? Do you have everything you need to answer those tough questions on sick leave and FMLA? Can you ensure that the adverse action case you assemble will withstand the scrutiny of the MSPB?

If the answer to any of those questions is “no” or “I’m not sure,” then this virtual training is just for you. Join FELTG Senior Instructor Barbara Haga for one, two, or all three of these sessions as she guides you through some of the thorniest issues you’re likely to face as an HR professional, ER/LR specialist, or attorney.

Tuesday, July 11

Sick Leave: Earning and accumulation; authorized uses of sick leave; family care sick leave – documentation and limits; advanced sick leave; notice requirements; medical certification – what is required and what needs to be in it; sick leave abuse; taking action on sick leave-related absences; LWOP, Disabled Veteran Leave, and more.

Wednesday, July 12

FMLA Part I: Eligibility to use FMLA leave, covered family members; notice requirements; basic entitlement; administration; request procedures.

Thursday, July 13

FMLA Part II: Serious health conditions; certifications; intermittent FMLA; substitution of paid leave; corrective actions and FMLA – excessive absence, falsified information, failure to comply with notice requirements, last chance agreements.

Date and Time

July 11-13, 2023

1 – 4:30 pm ET each day


Barbara Haga


Download Individual Registration Form


Early Bird Tuition (register by June 26):

  • 3 days = $995
  • 2 days = $725
  • 1 day = $395

Standard Tuition (register June 27-July 13):

  • 3 days = $1095
  • 2 days = $825
  • 1 day = $495


Event FAQs

  • Can I attend Virtual Training from my government computer?
    • FELTG uses Zoom for this Virtual Training Institute event. Many government computers and systems allow Zoom access. If for some reason your firewall will not allow access, you’re welcome to use your personal email address to register, and to attend the sessions from your personal device.
  • Can I earn CLE credits for this class?
    • CLE applications are the responsibility of each attendee; FELTG does not apply for the credits on behalf of attendees.  If you are seeking CLE credit, attendees may use the materials provided by FELTG in submission to your state bar. Attendees may also request a certificate of completion which will contain the number of training hours attended.
  • Can I share my access link with co-workers?
    • No. Registration for this event is per individual, and access links may not be shared. Each link may only be used by one person.
  • Can I register a teleworker?
    • This event is individual registration, so the cost is the same whether the person is teleworking or in an agency facility.
  • How do I receive a group rate discount?
    • Group rates are available for agencies registering 10 or more individuals for the full event. Group discounts are available through June 26, 2023.

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