All FMLA Forms Expire Tonight, But They’re Still Good

The seven forms and notices published by the Department of Labor (DOL) for the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) expire tonight (May 31) at midnight, but a spokesperson says the documents are still good while permission for issuing newly dated versions is being obtained.

tax-act-includes-credit-for-paid-PMLA-leaveAccording to a spokesperson, a request to reissue the forms without any changes but with a new expiration date was sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) earlier this year.

According to the federal Paperwork Reduction Act, all government forms expire after three years, at which time they can be dropped, revised and reprinted, or just left as is but with a new three-year lease on life.

According to the DOL, the current forms will be re-dated every month until OMB gives the green light for a three-year renewal. In other words, if you download a form tomorrow, it should have an expiration day of June 30, 2018 (instead of May 31).

POSTSCRIPT: I just checked, and they’ve already been re-dated.

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