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Employees who qualify can request a paid parental leave for the birth or adoption of their child. If your spouse or same-sex domestic partner gives birth or adopts a child, you may also qualify for a paid parental leave. Parental leaves for University employees range from two weeks to six weeks depending on your employee group.
|Employee Group||Biological Mother||Biological Father||Adoptive Parent|
|Faculty and P&A Employees (except UM-Duluth Faculty)||Six weeks paid leave||Two weeks paid leave, four weeks unpaid leave||Two weeks paid leave, four weeks unpaid leave|
|University of Minnesota Duluth Faculty||Six weeks paid leave||Four weeks paid leave, two weeks unpaid leave||Four weeks paid leave, two weeks unpaid leave|
|Civil Service and Bargaining Unit Employees||Two weeks or 10 days paid leave, plus up to 20 days of accumulated sick leave||Two weeks or 10 days paid leave||Two weeks or 10 days paid leave|
Policies, rules and contract language governing parental leave vary by employee group. For more details about eligibility for and length of parental leave, read the policy for your employee group.