The CSU offers a variety of paid and unpaid leave options for Stanislaus State employees. Generally, full-time or part-time Faculty, Staff and Administrators (MPP) may be granted full or partial leaves of absence with and without pay depending on the circumstances and duration of the leave request. Eligibility guidelines are subject to appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreements, specific policies, applicable legal agreements, and current state and federal legislation.
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What is the maximum amount of leave I can take?
A permanent female employee may take up to one year of leave for pregnancy, childbirth or recovery. This leave may be paid or unpaid depending on benefits available and is not predicated upon disability. (Ed Code 89519)
What is the maximum amount of PAID Maternity leave I can take?
This will depend on several things such as how much sick leave you have accrued; whether you choose to apply for Non-Industrial Disability Insurance (NDI); how many days of paid maternity leave are available to you; and how much vacation you have accrued.
Is my job protected while I am on leave?
There are federal and state laws that protect a woman's right to take maternity and family leave. There are also provisions in the CSU Collective Bargaining Agreement and CSU Policies regarding maternity and family leave. Since the application of these laws, provisions & policies can be complex, it is best to make an appointment with Krista Vasquez to discuss your specific situation.
Do I need to request my leave in writing?
Yes, you should put your anticipated leave dates in writing to your supervisor and cc Human Resources. You should include your anticipated last day of work and return to work date. Of course, if your doctor should take you off work early for medical reasons, these dates may need to be adjusted.
Do I need a note from my doctor?
When your doctor takes you off work, you must provide Human Resources (MSR 320) a written statement from him/her excusing you from work.
Can I change my return to work date once I've started my leave?
In most cases you must indicate your return to work date when you begin your leave. Generally, your leave may be extended beyond your original return to work date for medical necessity only.
How soon do I need to enroll my new child in health benefits?
A newborn is covered under his/her mother's health plan for the first 30 days. You must provide your child's name, birthday, birth certificate and social security number to Human Resource (MSR 320) within 30 days of birth in order to maintain continuous coverage.
How will I get my paycheck while I am on leave?
You may make arrangements with your department or contact payroll to have your paycheck mailed to your home while you are on leave.