Pay for Family Care and Bonding (PFCB) program effective July 1, 2021

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Pay for Family Care and Bonding Program

UC’s Pay for Family Care and Bonding (PFCB) program gives employees the option to replace some of the income they would otherwise lose during an approved Family Medical Leave (FML). Employees who qualify for PFCB can receive 70% of their eligible earnings for up to eight (8) work weeks per calendar year.

To qualify for PFCB, the FML must be taken in a block of one workweek or more, for any of the following purposes:

  • Caring for a family member with a serious health condition
  • Bonding with a new child
  • Military Caregiver Leave
  • Qualifying Exigency Leave

PFCB is not an option when FML is taken for an employee’s own serious health condition or pregnancy disability.

During PFCB, UC will continue to cover its share of premium costs for health and welfare benefits. Employees cannot use any paid leave accruals (such as sick leave, vacation or PTO) while they are being paid through PFCB.

To find out whether you're eligible for FML and PFCB, please contact your Leave of Absence Coordinator for consultation and guidance.