Family leave/maternity leave is provided for our staff and faculty as a matter of University-wide policy. The general terms of the policy provide that "an academic appointee is eligible for childbearing leave regardless of the length of her University service." For School of Medicine faculty, pay status during such leave varies depending on a number of factors: eligibility to accrue sick leave or vacation leave, the type of appointment (Academic Senate or non-Senate), length of service, and/or departmental compensation plan provisions. For Academic Senate members, the policy provides that a faculty member taking a childbearing leave "will receive at least her approved base salary for up to 6 weeks while she is unable to perform her normal University obligations," and any other compensation is determined by the departmental compensation plan. You may access the full language of the University policy in the Academic Personnel Manual, Section 760, the pertinent sub-section being 760-25, which can be accessed electronically athttp://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel/_files/apm/apm-760.pdf. The academic affairs coordinator of your department will be able to explain the specifics of your department's pay policy for maternity leave.
Also, under the provisions of Family and Medical Leave parental leave without pay may be granted for up to one year to any academic appointee for the purpose of caring for his or her child. Accrued vacation may be substituted in lieu of unpaid parental leave. An academic appointee who is eligible for family and medical leave shall be granted an unpaid leave to care for the appointee's newborn child or a child newly placed with the appointee for adoption or foster care. Up to 12 workweeks of the parental leave shall run concurrently with family and medical leave. Parental leave that is not covered by State or Federal family and medical leave law is subject to the approval of the Chancellor. (See APM - 759 for leave without pay.) A leave cannot be approved beyond the end date of the appointment. An appointee on parental leave without pay not covered by State or Federal family and medical leave law is responsible for the continuation of benefits during any unpaid portion of the leave.
For full information about these policies, please see
APM 715 Family and Medical Leave
APM 760 Family Accommodations for Childbearing and Childrearing
Did you know that you can request to keep your mednet email access on during a Leave of Absence (LOA).
Authorization Form for Exempt Employees to Request Approval to Retain Email Access during Leave of Absence
Please contact your departments administrators for complete Leave of absence package.
Lactation rooms are available for faculty, staff and students in the following locations:
17-311 CHS. This lactation room has two stations. New mothers interested in using this room should contact Brenna Tam via email at email@example.com or by phone (503) 705-7424.
33-337 CHS. This lactation room has two stations. New mothers interested in using this room should contact Brenna Tam via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (503) 705-7424.
Clinical and Translational Research Center, B Level, Room BE-144 CHS. Inside the area are a nurse's station and a number of small consult rooms, waiting areas, and patient rooms. Although the rooms are not always available, a mother wishing to use a room should check in with the charge nurse at the nurses' station to ascertain if a room is available. This facility is open Monday through Friday, except from 7:30pm-7:30pm. If you would like to use this facility, please call 310-825-5225 and ask to speak with the charge nurse to see if there is a room available. If there are additional questions or concerns, please contact Regina Olivas, Unit Director, whose email address is email@example.com and who can also be paged at beeper number 91087.
Rehabilitation Center, 1000 Veteran, Room A376. This lactation room has two stations. New mothers interested in using this room should contact Brenna Tam via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 503-705-7424.
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