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P-2, Social and Human Services (AFSCME) – 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 be for more than 5 days)
  • Leave must begin immediately following adoption or maternity/paternity leave
  • Cannot be taken intermittently or on a reduced schedule
  • May substitute parental leave and/or accruals, such as vacation time
  • 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

Birth mother, adoptive parents, parents taking custody of a child and fathers may use 3 sick days toward parental leave, if available.

Optional paid time that can be applied to the leave include:

  • Personal leave
  • Vacation
  • Earned Holidays

Forms

Employee Request
Intent to Return to Work

 

Time Coding During the Leave

Time Coding instructions are provided to employees and their supervisors by the Leave Administrator.

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
P-2 Contract Article 24 Pregnancy, Maternal and Parental Leave
Article 27 Holidays
Article 28 Vacations
Article 30 Personal Leave

 

Human Resources Contact

Cindy Drost
Telephone:  (860) 486-2432
Fax: (860) 486-0406