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University of Louisville
 OFFICIAL
UNIVERSITY
ADMINISTRATIVE
 POLICY
 
 
University Administrators, Faculty and Staff
 
POLICY NAME
Parental Leave
EFFECTIVE DATE
November 1, 1995
POLICY NUMBER
PER-4.18
 
POLICY STATEMENT
 
 
The university will provide paid Parental Leave for university employees effective November 1, 1995. Eligible employees will receive six weeks of paid parental leave in connection with the birth or adoption of a child of the employee or of the qualifying adult. Eligible employees who work for the university during part of the year will not receive parental leave pay for any part of the leave that falls outside the appointment period. Parental leave pay will be at the same rate as the employee is then paid.
 
In the case of parents who both work at the university, the policy would apply to both parents provided each otherwise meets the "eligible employee" criteria.  This policy does not apply to temporary employees, student positions, trainees or house staff.
 
DEFINITIONS
 
An "eligible employee" means any current university employee who has completed at least twelve (12) consecutive months of employment as a regular full-time or regular part-time employee where part-time employee shall be construed as an individual whose appointment status is at least .50 FTE for employees who were hired after May 1, 1992 or at least .40 FTE for employees who have been in continuous employment status since May 1, 1992.
 
 
 
PROCEDURES
 
Staff members - complete and submit a request for parental leave on the Request for Leave Form to your supervisor and/or unit head. The request must indicate the days the leave begins and ends.
 
Faculty members – submit a request for parental leave to your department chair indicating the days the leave begins and ends. The department chair is to report such request to the Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs or the Executive Vice President for Health Affairs as appropriate.
 
Administrators - submit a request for parental leave to your supervisor indicating the days the leave begins and ends.
 
 
FORMS/ONLINE PROCESSES
 
HISTORY
 
Revision Date(s):  January 1, 2011; May 17, 2017 (effective November 30, 2017)
Reviewed Date(s):  March 9, 2016; May 17, 2017
 
ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITY
 Associate Vice President for Human Resources
 
RESPONSIBLE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT/DIVISION
Human Resources
1980 Arthur Street
Phone:  502-852-3167
Email: hrhelp@louisville.edu

The University Policy and Procedure Library is updated regularly.  In order to ensure a printed copy of this document is current, please access it online at http://louisville.edu/policies.