Purpose: To establish policy and procedures concerning employee leaves.
- 7. Parental Leave
- Granted when employee becomes biological parent or pending adoption of a child
- 12 month employee receives full pay not to exceed 26 consecutive weeks
9 month employee receives full pay during Fall or Spring semester and at .33 FTE
during Summer A or B, for a period not to exceed twenty-six consecutive weeks
May use a combination of paid leave, accrued leave and leave without pay in addition
to paid parental leave if a period longer than 26 weeks is requested
Once during employment, the 26 consecutive weeks of parental leave may be split and
allow the use of parental leave for a subsequent birth or adoption of a child
The President or designee shall acknowledge to the employee in writing the period
of paid parental leave to be taken and the date of return to employment
Subsequent to the use of parental leave, 9 month employees may be required to return
FIU for 2 semesters. 12 month employees may be required to return to FIU for 6 months.
If employee fails or refuses to return, FIU may recoup the value of the parental leave
period of paid parental leave to be taken and the date of return to employment
- Foster care is not covered under parental leave but is provided through the FMLA provisions
Note: Florida International University remains the only state university to provide faculty 6
months of parental leave. This policy was first bargained 3 years ago, and most recently
re-bargained to allow faculty to split the 6 months of parental leave rather than use it all
at one time.
See: page 74 of
CBA 2015 – 2018
for further information