For more information, please refer to the APSCUF Non-Faculty Athletic Coaches Collective Bargaining Agreement, Article 9 Leaves of Absences/Section 4: Parental Leave or call the Office of Human Resources.
What is Parental Leave?
Parental Leave is an extended period of time away from work with benefits (without pay) to those employees who become parents through childbirth, adoption, or foster care placement.
How do I request a Parental Leave for a pregnancy and/or the birth of a child?
Because pregnancy is a serious health condition,
employees should request parental leave as soon as it is known it will be used.
How do I request a Parental Leave for adoption or foster care?
For adoption or foster care placement, Parental Leave begins once custody/placement begins, except when required for prior legal proceedings.
Can I take time off work prior to the birth/adoption/foster care placement?
Yes—if approved by your supervisor and HR—Personal or Unpaid Leave can be used. This will not be covered by FMLA, unless medically necessary and documentation has been provided by your healthcare provider.
In no case shall a pregnant coach be required to leave prior to childbirth unless she can no longer satisfactorily perform the duties of her position. [Article 9/Section 4-C]
If your doctor finds it medically necessary for you to stop working prior to childbirth, this is considered Sick Leave. Employees with less than one (1) year of service may only request to use Sick Leave that has been earned to date. Employees with more than one (1) year of service may request to use Sick Leave that is expected to be earned in the current leave calendar year. Your doctor needs to provide medical documentation, which should be submitted to the Office of Human Resources.
For adoption or foster care placement, leave begins once custody/placement begins, except when required for prior legal proceedings.
What do I need to do once my child is born/legally adopted/placed in my care?
Remember: You may want to also update your beneficiary information for your basic group life insurance policy, voluntary group life insurance policy, and/or retirement accounts.
Can I take a longer leave than what my doctor ordered after the birth of my child?
Yes—if approved by your supervisor and HR— the remaining time off work will be unpaid leave. The remainder of approved 12 weeks of FMLA will apply.
Please refer to the FMLA Notice to Coaches, section titled, "Absences After 12 Weeks of FMLA Absence".
Please refer to the FMLA Notice to Coaches, section titled, "Benefits Continuation Information".