Who is eligible to take paid parental leave?

You must be in a title represented by the UFT and meet the following criteria:

  • You must be either
    • a. A full-time employee; or
    • b. An H-bank/nonpedagogical em-ployee who works a regular schedule of 20 hours or more per week.
  • You must have been an employee and on payroll for a minimum of 12 calendar months from your most recent date of hire.

F-status and per diem employees are not eligible for paid parental leave.

Employees who have taken one paid parental leave are eligible to take another paid parental leave after 10 calendar months of active status.

Employees who take paid parental leave must return to work or active status for a total of at least 12 calendar months or they will be required to pay back the benefit.

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