Hi, I work for the Federal Government (26 yrs). Due to the flak I'm getting at work, due to my problems with FMS, I have been trying to take steps to protect myself job wise. I got a note from my doctor saying that I will miss work from time to time due to a medical condition she is treating. She also told me to get ahold of FMLA forms and have her fill them out and sign them (Family Medical Leave Act). Form WH-380 (Certification of Health Care Provider). My question is that on the forms it says specifically for the employee to hang on to it once its signed, and NOT to send it in to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, how is that helping me if its not in my file? does anyone else work for the govenrment and know of any other type of documents that I can do? I'm getting the "you can be let go if you're unable to work" scenario and my doctor insists thats against the law and does NOT hold up in court. Anyone have any info?