Unpaid Leave

Maternity Leave

After three consecutive months of employment, an employee is entitled to an 8-week maternity leave. This is an unpaid leave unless the employee uses any accrued time. Health and life insurance benefits will continue. In addition, the employee is eligible for Paid Parental Leave.

Parental/Adoptive Leave

Employees that have been employed by the University for at least three (3) consecutive months are eligible for the Paid Parental Leave.  These guidelines, HR-Internal-05-Paid Parental Leave Guidelines, provide eligible employees with a period of paid time off for activities related to the care and well-being of their newborn or adopted child.

Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

After 12 months of employment, an employee is eligible for leave up to 12 weeks unpaid, job protected leave, during a 12-month period related to the birth or adoption of a child; a serious health condition of the employee; or the need to care for a spouse, child, or parent with a serious health condition. Health and life insurance benefits continue. While on approved, unpaid FMLA, employees may utilize sick, vacation, and personal accrued time. All leave plans run concurrently.

Forms and Related Information

Family and Medical Leave Policy

FMLA Request Form

Family and Medical Leave Website

For further information, please contact the Benefits Office.