Burlington School District RE-6J

Superintendent: Shane Walkinshaw Address: 2600 Rose Ave Burlington, CO 80807 Phone: 719-346-8737 Fax: 719-346-8541

Important News

FAMLI ACT Resolution to Opt out.pdf

Colorado Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) — Written Employee Notice for Local Government Employers

Notice posting date: December 5th, 2022

Beginning in 2024, Colorado’s paid family and medical leave insurance (FAMLI) program will provide paid time

off when you face life circumstances that pull employees away from their jobs — like growing your family or caring for a loved one with a serious health condition.

The Burlington School District RE-6j has decided NOT to participate in the Colorado

FAMLI program, per a vote of our governing body on November 28th, 2022.

Burlington School District RE-6j has voted to opt out of the state-run FAMLI program and does not currently offer a paid family and medical leave plan. However, you do have the option to participate in the State’s FAMLI program as an individual. See more information below.

What are my options for paid and unpaid leave?

You still have the choice to voluntarily opt-in to FAMLI as an individual: As a Colorado worker, you have the right to opt into FAMLI benefits under the law. You can either self-elect coverage and submit your employee premium along with your wage data every quarter directly to the FAMLI Division by creating an account at famli.colorado.gov once the online FAMLI portal is live, or your local government employer may assist you. No action is required until you can self-elect coverage when FAMLI benefits become available in 2024. If you create your own online account, you will need the FEIN # of your employer. Please reach out to your HR representative for assistance and to review your options. You can learn more about the FAMLI

program by contacting the Division at CDLE_FAMLI_info@state.co.us or by visiting the website at https://famli.colorado.gov.

You could be eligible for FMLA: The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal program that provides certain employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year. It also requires that their group health benefits be maintained during the leave. FMLA applies to all public agencies, all public and private elementary and secondary schools, and companies with 50 or more employees.