Leave Benefits

  • Employee Leave Benefits

    Karen Griffith, Deputy Superintendent of Business and Support Services

    Kristi Warnke - (361) 695-7212
    Associate Director of Employee Benefits & Risk Management

    Letty Sanchez - (361) 695-7218
    Leave Administration Specialist

  • Welcome to the Leave Benefits webpage

    An employee who is out for more than FIVE (5) consecutive days due to a serious health condition, or the serious health condition of an immediate family member is required to apply for a medical leave of absence by downloading the Request for Personal Illness/FMLA form and submitting to the Leave Administration Specialist for processing. The completed form is used to determine your eligibility for job-protected leave, as well as to request the use of your accrued sick leave beyond the fifth (5th) consecutive date of absence. Upon receipt of the completed request, the employee will then be notified in writing or verbally if he or she qualifies for leave, and if so, for how long and how much of that time will be paid using the employee's accrued sick leave.

    In addition to medical reasons for absences from work, if you have any other personal leave absence requests, for example, you are to report for your military service and will not be available to perform your job role with CCISD during that time, please contact the Office of Employee Benefits & Risk Management at 361-695-7210.  

  • Medical Leave

    Please note that any employee who has been out on a medical leave, or has had a surgical procedure will be required to submit a completed Return to Work/Work Status form to the Leave Administration Specialist for review prior to the intended return to work date. In the event that you have restrictions, please understand that the Chief Human Resources Officer will need to review your request and determine if an accommodation can safely be made. In the event that it cannot, you will be notified of your rights and responsibilities moving forward. Notification will be made verbally and in writing regarding approval to return to work once a determination has been made. Communication will also be sent to your immediate supervisor so they are aware of your scheduled return date.

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