Medical Leave

Medical Leave Request paperwork.

OHR’s Occupational Medical Services (OMS) department is responsible for providing occupational medical services to promote the health, wellness, and productivity of the County workforce. OMS provides cost effective, and responsive occupational health services to all County employees, pre-employment evaluations, and disability case management. Our services include all public safety units within the county including career and volunteer firefighters.


Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993 is the federal law that requires employers to provide eligible employees with up to twelve (12) workweeks of unpaid, job-protected leave in a 12-month period for qualifying family and medical reasons. It is the policy of Montgomery County to comply with the provisions of the FMLA and the relevant regulations. The Office of Human Resources, Occupational Medical Services is responsible for processing all requests for FMLA related leaves for Montgomery County Departments.  Employees are eligible for FMLA if they have been employed by Montgomery County for at least one year and worked a minimum of 1,040 hours in the previous 12 months. 

Additionally, Paid Parental Leave is a new type of paid leave available to eligible Montgomery County Government employees beginning November 7, 2022. Review Montgomery County Council Bill No. 10-22 for details. ("Paid" Parental Leave is separate from "Unpaid" Parental Leave; go to MCPR 20-1 for more information on "Unpaid" Parental Leave.) County employees who have been in a County merit system position for at least six (6) consecutive months and are the parent of a newborn child, a stillborn child, a newly adopted child, or a newly placed foster child are eligible to receive the equivalent of six (6) work weeks of Paid Parental Leave per 12-month period. 

For additional information on FMLA and Paid Parental Leave, including regulations and forms necessary to apply, click on the appropriate links below.


The Sick Leave Bank (SLB) is designed to ease the financial impact of serious illness, accident or injury. Although not an exclusive list, typical usage would be for heart attack, cancer, serious automobile accident or major surgery. Serious illness is defined as being hospitalized, homebound under psychiatric care, temporarily totally disabled, and/or not able to perform the activities of daily living. The Bank is not intended to provide benefits to those members having surgery which is not medically necessary. 

New MCGEO Members can opt-out of the Sick Leave Bank within 30-days of reaching merit status using the link below.  Keep in mind, the SLB is the only means of obtaining sick leave other than what members accrue each pay period.

For additional information, including Policy & Procedure documents and forms necessary to apply, click on the appropriate links below.

SLB Related News, Links & Resources

2023 SLB Opt-Out Period - November 21, 2022 - December 21, 2022
2023 Policy and Procedures
2023 Opt-Out Online

The Sick Leave Donation Program allows unrepresented (non-bargaining unit) County employees to give additional Sick Leave, Annual Leave, or Paid Time Off (PTO) to eligible unrepresented employees who have exhausted all types of accrued leave. It is designed to ease the financial impact of an employee due to serious illness, accident or injury.

Sick Leave Donation Summary and Forms
Sick Leave Donation FAQ's

Family Sick Leave Waiver: Per MCPR Section 17-7 (c), the amount of family sick leave that an employee uses in a leave year must not be more than the amount of sick leave the employee earns in a leave year. An employee may request a waiver of this limitation from the CAO.

Click the link below to submit your waiver request.
Family Sick Leave Waiver Form