Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Authority

Overview

Governor Lamont Announces Andrea Barton Reeves Named CEO of the Connecticut Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Authority

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On June 25, 2019, Connecticut passed legislation to create a comprehensive paid family and medical leave insurance program (PFMLI Program) through the signing of Connecticut Public Act 19-25, An Act Concerning Paid Family and Medical Leave, as amended sections 232 through 235 of  Public Act 19-117.

The PFMLI Program provides workers access to paid leave for life events covered under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA), the Connecticut Family and Medical Leave Act (CT FMLA) and the Connecticut Family Violence Leave Act:

  • To address the worker’s own serious health concern;
  • To care for a child after birth, adoption or foster placement; 
  • To provide care to a seriously ill or injured family member; 
  • To address qualifying exigencies arising from the foreign deployment of related service-member;
  • To serve as an organ or bone marrow donor; or
  • To address certain matters relating to family violence.

The PFMLI program will be administered by the newly created quasi-public agency, the Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Authority.  The PFMLI program will be funded by employees and voluntary self-enrolled participants.  The  collection of wage deductions must begin on January 1, 2021. Payment of benefits to eligible employees will begin on January 1, 2022.

 

Executive Committee

Executive Committee consisting of the Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and Secretary, shall provide direction and recommendations to the Board on matters relating to the governance of the Authority; act as an advisor to the Chief Executive Officer and facilitate communication between the Chief Executive Officer and the Board regarding the daily management and operation of the Authority; and perform such other functions required by law or otherwise as are necessary or appropriate to further the Committee’s purposes or as may from time to time be delegated to the Committee by the Board.

Finance and Audit Committee

Finance and Audit Committee consisting of at least three members of the Board, which shall provide direction and oversight on matters relating to budgeting and financial planning, financial reporting, internal controls and accountability practices, auditing, and compliance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements; assist with the development and monitoring of an annual budget and long-term financial plans for the Authority; and perform such other functions required by law or otherwise as are necessary or appropriate to further the Committee’s purposes or as may from time to time be delegated to the Committee by the Board.

Meetings dates for the Finance Committee. The first Thursday of each month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., via Microsoft Teams.

June 11, July 2, August 6, September 3, October 2, November 5, December 3

Outreach and Engagement Committee

Outreach and Engagement Committee consisting of at least three members of the Board, which shall provide advice and recommendations to the Board regarding strategic engagement, relationship building, and unified messaging; assist with the Authority’s ongoing outreach and engagement activities; and perform such other functions required by law or otherwise as are necessary or appropriate to further the Committee’s purposes or as may from time to time be delegated to the Committee by the Board.

Policy and Personnel Committee

Policy and Personnel Committee consisting of at least three members of the Board, which shall provide advice and recommendations to the Board on matters relating to personnel administration; recommend policies and procedures regarding the operations of the Authority; assist with monitoring compliance with those policies and procedures; and perform such other functions required by law or otherwise as are necessary or appropriate to further the Committee’s purposes or as may from time to time be delegated to the Committee by the Board.

Meeting dates for the Policy and Personnel Committee through calendar year end. The first Tuesday of the month from 2:00 to 3:30, via Microsoft Teams.

June 9, July 7, August 11, September 8, October 13, November 10, December 15