So I'm trying to get some Fmla time off. My spouse is getting operated on and I have to tend to my children until she gets back on her feet. I put the paper work in and now SM is saying I must use my vacation days for this. Is this correct? He also went on to say that this is new policy. The other weird part is I need the time before the start of the new year. So i would have to use my days from next year. Something just aint adding up. Any advice would be appreciated.