Parental Leave Policy
Concurrent with New York State Paid Family Leave (PFL), the College will provide a paid leave of absence to eligible male and female employees to bond with the employee's new child resulting from childbirth, adoption or foster care.
Staff employees who meet the eligibility requirements may seek these benefits during the first twelve months after the child’s date of birth or during the first twelve months after the placement of the child for adoption or foster care with an employee.
The maximum time allowed in 2021 is twelve weeks. Leave may be taken in full-time increments (weekly) part-time increments (daily). Employees approved for parental leave will receive full pay during the first four weeks of leave and 67% of their average weekly wage up to a maximum of $971.69 per week during the remaining eight weeks. Eligible employees also have the option to supplement the remaining eight weeks of their paid leave with paid time off.
Employees anticipating the birth or adoption of a child should notify their supervisor as soon as possible but no later than 30 days from the date of the event. Questions related to this policy should be directed to Human Resources.