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Posted Nov 30, 2018 | Category: Paid parental leave | Rating:
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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....

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Posted Nov 30, 2018 | Category: Paid parental leave | Rating:
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  • If you physically gave birth to a child, you have the option to use your available CAR/sick day balance immediately after your child's birth, up to a maximum of six calendar weeks (eight weeks for a C-section) before taking paid parental leave.
  • If you did not give birth to a child, you are eligible for up to six weeks of paid parental leave beginning on the date of the covered event.
  • If both parents work for the DOE...
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  1. Apply for your leave at least 15 days in advance of the anticipated date of the birth (or other covered event) using the DOE’s Self-Service Online Leave Application System (SOLAS). You’ll be asked if you intend to use your CAR/sick day balance, if you plan to take child care leave after the end of your paid parental leave and for your anticipated return date. This information will be provided to your school or work site.
  2. After the birth of the child or covered event, you...
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No. Birth mothers must choose between two options:

a. Take the traditional maternity leave including any applicable right to borrow days and/or use a grace period; or

b. Take the new paid parental leave. Under this option, immediately following the birth of a child, a birth mother may choose to use up to six weeks of CAR days for a vaginal birth and may use up to eight weeks of CAR days for a C-section birth. Following the use of her CAR days, the birth mother can use paid...

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