University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources
http://www.umn.edu/ohr
612-625-2016

Parental Leave

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.

Parental Leave by 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

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.