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Who is eligible to take paid parental leave?

New parents – including by birth, adoption and foster care – who are in titles represented by UFT are eligible to apply for Parental Leave, and meet the following criteria:

• You must be either:
- A full-time employee or
- An H-bank/non-pedagogical employee 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.

• You must have been in active status for the 12 calendar months immediately prior to the covered event.

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