Wright State University will grant a paid leave of absence to eligible university staff upon the birth or adoption of a child. Parental Leave is available to employees who:
- are birth or adoptive
parents, or are the domestic partner of a birth or adoptive parent;
- work full-time based on the most recent 12-month period; full-time criteria for parental leave is 75% FTE or greater
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).
Employees should request Parental Leave in advance, when possible, on the Leave Request form forwarding a copy to the Department of Human Resources. 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 Department of Human Resources.