Employees, regardless of sex, are entitled to leave without pay for child care for up to six months immediately following the date of delivery or adoption. Leave cannot extend beyond the period of appointment. The leave period includes the period of medical disability following childbirth.
Leave must be requested in writing. At the employee's request, paid time off (PTO), such as vacation or personal leave, may be charged; however, this leave cannot be used to extend the duration of child care leave. An employee who wishes to return from leave before his or her stated return date must be allowed to do so.
An employee returning from child care leave will be reinstated to his or her former position or appointed to a comparable position dependent upon the availability of work and funds.
When both parents are employed by the Research Foundation, the entitlement for the two employees is a combined total of 6 months immediately following the birth or adoption.
Under the terms of FMLA, eligible employees are allowed up to twelve weeks of unpaid leave per twelve-month period for various health and family-related reasons. For additional information, see FMLA: Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Overview.
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