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Medical Management

The Medical Management Unit administers and coordinates WVU Research Corporation medical leave programs. This unit was established to protect the confidentiality of employee’s medical information. All required medical documentation should be provided directly to and housed in Medical Management.

The Unit also serves as a starting point in the filing of Short-term and Long-term disability claims. All required medical documentation related to Short- and Long-Term Disability claims should be provided directly to and housed in the Medical Management Unit where confidentiality will be protected and maintained.

Medical Leaves

Please refer to the WVU Research Corporation Employee Handbook for details regarding medical leaves. WVURC employees initiate medical leave of absence requests using the online Medical Leave of Absence form . After completing the form, the employee will be prompted to supply preliminary information regarding the absence and will receive further instructions on supplying any required documentation, etc. based on the type of leave requested.

Important updates effective January 1, 2023:

  • Medical leaves of absence may not exceed six consecutive months.
  • Medical leaves of absence may be approved for a member of the employee’s immediate family who is ill, injured, or in need of medical attention, even if the employee does not qualify for FMLA. Immediate family member is defined as parent, spouse, or child.  

Family Medical Leave Act

West Virginia University Research Corporation adheres to the requirements of the federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). FMLA is designed to help employees balance their work and family responsibilities by allowing them to take reasonable unpaid leave for certain family and medical reasons. It also seeks to accommodate the legitimate interests of employers and promote equal employment opportunity for men and women.

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides qualified employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year. At WVURC, FMLA may be paid or unpaid, contingent upon available leave accruals and short or long term disability claims.

Eligible employees may use FMLA for the following reasons:

  • for the birth and care of the newborn child; 
  • or placement of a child for adoption or foster care; 
  • to care for an immediate family member (spouse, child, or parent) with a serious health condition; or 
  • to take medical leave when the employee is unable to work because of a serious health condition.

Employees are eligible for leave if they have worked for their employer at least 12 months and at least 1,250 hours over the past 12 months.

FMLA Poster

Requesting Accommodation

Employees with a disability requiring a workplace accommodation, including ADA parking, can find additional information and instructions on at the WVU Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ADA page. Employees may contact the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator directly, or contact  Medical Management to request a referral.

Contact Medical Management

Phone: (304) 293-5700x8

Fax: (304) 293-2644