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- Family and Medical Leave Act Advisor

Employer Coverage -
Government

Based on your selections, it appears the employer is covered by Title II of the FMLA, which means its employees are not under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Labor for the administration of the FMLA.

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) administers and enforces Title I of the FMLA. Most Federal employers are covered under Title II of the FMLA, which is administered by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). OPM's FMLA regulations and information can be found on the OPM website. Federal employees subject to Title II may contact their Agency's Human Resources Department for additional information.

Additionally, the Comptroller General of the U.S. and the Librarian of Congress are responsible for administering the FMLA for employees of the Government Accountability Office and the Library of Congress, respectively. Legislative branch employers, such as the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, are covered by the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995.

Finally, if other Federal executive agencies are not covered by Title II of the FMLA, they are covered by Title I (and thus their employees are under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Labor).

Please contact your nearest Wage and Hour Division office if you have additional questions about Federal agency coverage under the FMLA.

For more information on this aspect of the FMLA, see the FMLA regulations: § 825.108, § 825.109