How to Track FMLA Through Microsoft Excel

By Bryan Cohen

When a family emergency occurs, it’s not the right time to go poring over records to figure out how much time you can take off from work. By being prepared for such situations, you will easily be able to deal with the problem at hand. One way to be prepared is to keep track of your Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) hours that you have used at your job. Downloading some convenient Excel templates is the quickest and easiest way to accomplish this.

Things You'll Need

  • Internet browser
  • Microsoft Excel

Downloading FMLA Templates

Step 1

Open up your preferred Internet browser.

Step 2

Download sample templates from either the Ingham country site, the Oregon State site or the University of Houston site. Each of the three are Microsoft Excel files that you can use to track your hours over the course of an entire year.

Step 3

Download the file to your computer and double click on the file’s icon to open it.

Step 4

Begin inserting your information. It is good practice to make sure from time to time that your numbers match up with the numbers that your company has recorded.

Step 5

Change the template as you see fit. You may wish to highlight certain areas by increasing the font or changing the colors to keep track of it better.