The university will provide paid Parental Leave for university faculty and staff 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. The parental leave shall begin no sooner than two weeks before the anticipated delivery date or adoption, and must end no later than six weeks after the birth or adoption of the child. Parental leave must be taken during the terms of the employee's appointment. Eligible employees who work for the university only during part of the year will receive no 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.