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 locations listed below. You will need to provide your University ID number to be granted access.
17-311 CHS. This lactation room has two stations within the same room. New mothers interested in using this room should contact School of Medicine Safety via email at SOMsafety@mednet.ucla.edu or by phone (310) 825-9356.
33-337 CHS. This lactation room has two stations within the same room. New mothers interested in using this room should contact School of Medicine Safety via email at SOMsafety@mednet.ucla.edu or by phone (310) 825-9356.
Geffen Hall, 885 Tiverton Drive, Room 204 This lactation room has one station. New mothers interested in using this room should contact School of Medicine Safety via email at SOMsafety@mednet.ucla.edu or by phone (310) 825-9356.
Jules Stein Eye Institute Room 3-144 This is a private lactation room with a couch, two armchairs, small table and a restroom with sink. New mothers interested in using this room should contact Melissa Rocha, via email at Rocha@jsei.ucla.edu or please call 310-206-5402 between the hours of 8am-5pm.
Ronald Reagan Medical Center, room B706 (B level, go past the vending machines and make a right): This lactation room has two stations with chairs, tables and curtains. There is a sink in the room and a Medela Symphony pump. Supplies include gloves and wipes. Empoyees are responsible for purchasing their own Medela Symphony pump kit in order to use the pump. Contact email@example.com for the access code or for more information.
Rehabilitation Center, 1000 Veteran, Room A376 This lactation room has two stations within the same room. New mothers interested in using this room should contact School of Medicine Safety via email at SOMsafety@mednet.ucla.edu or by phone (310) 825-9356.
The Care Connect Train Station, 936 Westwood Blvd, 1st Floor (across from reception desk) This lactation room has one station with a chair, table, and sink. The room is available M-F, 7:30am-3pm. It is not locked and there is a sign on the door to indicate that the room is in use.
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2017-2018 Travel Childcare Awards (TCA)
For Postdoctoral Scholars and Assistant Professors in Science and Medicine
This program, funded by the David Geffen School of Medicine, provides Travel Childcare Awards (TCA) for postdocaral scholars and assistant professors who have primary appointment in the medical school and have childcare responsibilities (for children under the age of 12) to help them attend professional conferences, meetings, workshops and symposia. Awards, in the amount of $500, are to be used to defray the postdoc's and assistant professor's travel and registration fees for attending conferences and meetins related to science and medicine.
In an academic's life the years immediately following the doctorate and the early years pre-tenure are critical for exposure and recongnition of one's research, networking for faculty positins and solidifying one's career objectives. These years are also prime childbearing years. This can create a great deal of stress and conflict for those who wish to pursue both a career in academic research and have a family. We are providing Traveling Childcare Awards for post-doctoral scholars and assistant professors with childcare responsibilities to help make presentations and attend professional conferences, meetings and symposia.
Applications for Travel Childcare Awards will cover travel during the months of July 2017-June 2018. Applications will be reviewed by a committee of faculty members convenced by the Senior Associate Dean for Diversity Affairs and Vice Dean for Faculty. Awards are competitive and will be made based on need of importance of the meeting to the applicant's career and the funding available. Preference will also be given to those who have not won this award in the past.
Applicants will be notified within two weeks of applying of award status.
Please email Diversity@mednet.ucal.edu or call Isadora Avendaño 310-825-2253 if you have any questions.