APP 7-43: Parental Leave

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A. General Policy
  1. Parental Leave is leave without salary granted for the purpose of caring for and bonding with a newborn child or a child newly placed for adoption or foster care.
  2. Normally, this leave combined with Childbearing Leave and/or Active Service-Modified Duties may not exceed one year for each birth or adoption (APM 760-27, and 760-35).
  3. If eligible for Family and Medical Leave (FML), up to 12 workweeks of the parental leave will run concurrently with FML, (APM 760-27-b).
  4. Parental Leave must be concluded within twelve (12) months following the birth or placement of the child or children.
  5. Parental leave is normally without salary. If leave is to be other than without salary, provide an explanation (if appropriate, vacation/leave usage).
  6. The aggregate duration of all leaves, plus periods of Active Service-Modified duties, may not exceed one year per single birth/adoption.
  7. Who is eligible:  Birth, adopting and foster parents.
B. Leave Request
  1. Complete the Leave of Absence form AP-UCI-76.
    1. Specify start and end dates; for academic year appointees, these should correspond with the beginning and end of a quarter.
    2. Final Approval Authority:
      1. Seven calendar days or less:  Department Chair
      2. Eight calendar days or more:  Vice Provost
  2. Complete Family Medical Leave Form
NOTE: Family and Medical Leave (FML): See the UCI Family and Medical Leave Guidelines for Academics.

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