Policy 18: Parental Leave
Adopted: April 2007
Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine will grant a paid leave of absence to eligible faculty upon the birth or adoption of a child. The following policy applies only to faculty who are not subject to provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).
Parental Leave is available to faculty who:
- are birth or adoptive parents, or are the domestic partner of a birth or adoptive parent;
- have completed a minimum of one year of service as a Wright State University employee prior to the date the leave is to commence, and
- work at least 75% of full-time based on the most recent 12-month period.
Birth mothers are eligible for six weeks of leave. Fathers, adoptive parents and domestic partners are eligible for three weeks of leave. Paid Parental Leave does not accrue-it is a benefit available when applicable. The leave begins immediately following the birth of an employee's child, or the adoption of a child under the age of six. Parental Leave is not intermittent, and may only be taken immediately following the birth or adoption.
Parental Leave will run concurrently with Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave, except that should an employee's Parental Leave entitlement exceed his or her FMLA leave entitlement, the Parental Leave will be granted in its entirety. Parental Leave will run concurrently with leave required by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA).
University employed BSOM faculty should request Parental Leave in advance, when possible, on the Leave Request form (PDF) and forward a copy to the Office of Fiscal Affairs, Boonshoft School of Medicine.
Upon making a request for a Parental Leave, the employee may be required to provide documentation to support the impending birth or legal placement of a child.
Questions concerning eligibility should be directed to the Office of Fiscal Affairs.
Updated April 6, 2007(sho)