Your Time Away from Work

Standard Holidays, Accrued Leave, Extended Absences, and Disability Benefits


The list of standard holidays recognized by FCPS can be viewed here.


Types of Accrued Leave

Contracted full-time and part-time employees accrue sick, personal, and/or annual paid leave days. 


Disability Benefits

FCPS is dedicated to ensuring that its employees are provided with the a comprehensive Integrated Disability Management (IDM) Program to provide income replacement benefits in the event of illness or injury. The IDM Program consists of workers' compensation (WC), short-term disability (STD), and long-term disability (LTD). Click on the links below to learn more.

  • Short-term Disability (STD)
    If you sustain a personal illness, injury, have been diagnosed with a serious health condition, or will serve as an organ donor, the short-term disability (STD) benefit provides income replacement after satisfying a 20 continuous workday elimination period. The STD program provides benefits from the 21st day of illness/injury to a maximum of 5 months.
  • Long-term Disability (LTD)
    After your short-term disability benefit ends, you may be eligible for long-term disability (LTD) benefits. LTD provides income replacement of 66 2/3% of your pre-disability pay.
  • Workers' Compensation (WC)
    If you are injured on the job or have sustained an occupational illness, you may be eligible to receive workers' compensation (WC) benefits. If your injury or illness is considered compensable under WC, you will receive benefits for covered medical expenses. You may be eligible for 66 2/3rd of your lost wages if you are disabled for more than 7 calendar days.

Sedgwick is the program administrator for FCPS’ STD and WC benefits, and MetLife is the program administrator for LTD benefits. 


Extended Absences

  • Family Medical Leave (FMLA)
    All employees who have worked for FCPS for at least 12 months may be eligible for an absence qualified under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). FMLA may be granted for incapacity due to pregnancy, prenatal medical care or for childbirth; caring for newborn, newly adopted or foster child(ren); caring for a family member with a serious health condition; or for a serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform their job.
    • Growing your family? FCPS offers an Expecting Parents Workshop, which provides information on leave options that may be available to you as well as additional resources that are available through your health plan. Sign up for a session or view the workshop materials.
  • Leave of Absence (LOA)
    FCPS provides two types of leaves of absence (LOA) to help employees meet their personal and professional needs: designated and non-designated.