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AAUP Leave Type: Paternity/Parental Leave

Job Protection and Benefit Continuation

Federal FMLA

  • Eligible after one year of employment and after working 1,250 hours or more in previous 12-months
  • Up to 12 weeks of leave during 12-month FMLA period
  • Leave must begin immediately following birth, adoption or placement or immediately following the period of disability
  • Leave may not be taken intermittently or on a reduced schedule
  • Continued eligibility for state contributions toward health insurance (directly billed as needed)

CT State Statute 5-248a

  • Eligible as a permanent employee as defined in CT State Statute 5-196(20)
  • Up to 24 weeks of unpaid leave within a two-year period
  • Leave must begin immediately following birth, adoption or placement or immediately following the period of disability
  • Leave may not be taken intermittently or on a reduced schedule
  • Continued eligibility for state contributions toward health insurance (directly billed as needed)

AAUP Contract

  • Up to six months unpaid parental leave following the birth or adoption of a child
  • Continued eligibility for state contributions toward health insurance (directly billed as needed)

Note:  Leaves for employees with end date positions will not be extended beyond the end date.

How the Leave is Paid

Parental leaves are unpaid.

Academic Assistants, Research Assistants and Research Associates can use the following paid time entitlements toward an unpaid parental leave:

  • Personal leave
  • Vacation
  • Holidays

Tenure Track Extension

Tenure-track faculty members with a qualified FMLA leave related to a serious personal illness or injury will receive an automatic one-year extension of the tenure clock, to a maximum of two extensions.

Forms

Employee Request
Intent to Return to Work

Policy References

Understanding Family and Medical Leave (A primer for Connecticut State Employees)
Federal Family and Medical Leave Act
Federal Family and Medical Leave Act in Spanish
U.S. Dept. of Labor Employee’s Guide to FMLA
Connecticut Statute
C.G.S. 5-248a
C.G.S. 5-196(20)
Statewide Family and Medical Leave Policy
University By-Laws Article XIV.C.4
AAUP Contract Article 13.7 Academic Assistants
Article 19.IV.I Family/Medical Leave
Article 24.2 Benefits (Research Assistants and Research Associates)

 

Human Resources Contact

Susan Matthews
Telephone: (860) 486-0411
Fax: (860) 486-0406