This section applies to A/P Faculty under the University sick leave plan only.
To accommodate the medical and/or special family-bonding needs associated with childbirth or adoption, the University makes the following provisions for full-time A/P Faculty. (Infant Care and Medical Leave for Childbirth are subject to the provisions of the FMLA.)
Medical Leave for Childbirth
Female, full-time A/P Faculty are provided full salary and benefits (with no leave charged) for up to three weeks for medical disability due to childbirth. This three-week period of leave must be taken upon the birth of the child and is continuous.
Each full-time A/P Faculty member shall be provided three weeks of paid leave with full benefits (with no leave charged) upon the adoption or birth of a child. In the event of birth, this three-week period of leave is available upon the birth of the child, is continuous, and must be taken within six weeks of the birth. In case of adoption, whether a newborn or an older child, the infant-care leave is available upon assuming physical custody and is continuous. Infant-care leave is not available on an intermittent basis.
If time off beyond the three weeks for medical leave and the three weeks for infant-care leave as described above is medically necessary for a female, full-time A/P Faculty member, she may charge this time to sick leave. Regardless of the amount of time off, the A/P Faculty member must provide a doctor’s certificate stating that she is medically able to return to work.
* This option is not available to A/P Faculty covered by VSDP. A/P Faculty with VSDP should consult the corresponding policy.