Work-life priorities may change
After extended leave, you may be able to more gradually return to your position’s set hours, whether full time or otherwise.
When returning from approved Family and Medical Leave, your job is protected for you to return to work as usual. However, if you want to return by initially working fewer hours before resuming regular hours, it’s up to you and your supervisor to discuss. You may need to ensure you haven't exhausted all your Family and Medical Leave time to pursue this option.
Discuss with your supervisor as early as possible — even before you take leave, if you can — how you plan to return to work in a way that works for both of you.