more information, please refer to the APSCUF Collective
Bargaining Agreement, Article 18 Leaves of Absences/Section G: Parental Leave or Section H: Childrearing Leave or call the Office of Human Resources..
What is Parental Leave?
Parental Leave is an extended period of time away from work
with benefits to those employees who become parents
through childbirth, adoption, or foster care placement.
How do I request a Parental Leave for a pregnancy and/or the birth of a child?
Because pregnancy is a serious health condition, employees
should request parental leave as soon as it is known it will be used.
How do I request a Parental Leave for adoption or foster care?
For adoption or foster care placement, Parental Leave begins
once custody/placement begins, except when required for prior legal
Can I take time off work prior to the birth/adoption/foster care placement?
Yes—if approved by your supervisor and HR—Annual Leave can
be used. This will not be covered by FMLA, unless medically necessary and documentation has been provided by your healthcare provider.
However, if your doctor finds it medically necessary for you
to stop working prior to childbirth, this is considered Sick Leave. Employees
with less than one (1) year of service may only request to use Sick Leave that
has been earned to date. Employees with more than one (1) year of service may
request to use Sick Leave that is
expected to be earned in the current leave calendar year. Your doctor needs to
provide medical documentation, which should be submitted to the Office of Human
For adoption or foster care placement, leave begins once
custody/placement begins, except when required for prior legal proceedings.
What do I need to do once my child is born/legally adopted/placed in my care?
Remember: You may want to also update
your beneficiary information for your basic group life insurance policy,
voluntary group life insurance policy, and/or retirement accounts.
Can I take a longer leave than what my doctor ordered after the birth of my child?
Yes—if approved by your dean/chair and HR—Annual Leave can
be used. Once all Annual Leave is
exhausted (Annual Leave not available for nine-month faculty), the remaining time off work will be unpaid leave. The remainder of
approved 12 weeks of FMLA will apply.
Please refer to the FMLA Notice to Faculty, section titled, "Absences After 12 Weeks of FMLA Absence".
Please refer to
the FMLA Notice to Faculty, section titled, "Benefits Continuation Information".