Maternity/Paternity/Adoption/Parental Leave

The Maternity/Parental/Adoption Leave, more commonly referred to as "Parental Leave", is a paid leave associated with the birth of an employee's own child or the placement of a child with the employee in connection with adoption, and includes foster care for certain employee categories. The type of absence is not charged against the employee's leave credits, and the amount of paid days received is based on employee bargaining unit. Paid Maternity/Paternity/Adoption/Parental leave may run concurrently with any other related leaves for which the employee is eligible. 

  • This leave runs concurrently with FML and/or pregnancy leave under the Education Code.

Schedule Appointment

To request parental leave (Faculty Employees):

  1. Complete the Application for paid Parental Leave (PDF) form and obtain approvals
  2. Forward completed form to the Leaves Specialist in Human Resources (MSR 320)

To request a parental/adoption leave (Male Employees):

  1. Complete the Parental/Adoption Leave (PDF) form and obtain supervisor approval
  2. Forward completed form to the Leaves Specialist in Human Resources (MSR 320)

To request a maternity leave (Female Employees):

  1. Provide your supervisor your anticipated leave dates in writing
  2. Provide doctor's note to the Leaves Specialist in Human Resources (MSR 320) indicating your last day worked
  3. Schedule appointment to meet with Leaves Specialist
  4. Meet with the Leaves Specialist to complete your estimated leave plans

 Below is an example of typical maternity leave:

Sick Leave NDI CSU Paid Maternity Vacation Non-Paid Leave
5 Weeks 3 Weeks 6 Weeks 4 Weeks Varies

Below is an example of typical benefits for maternity leave:

  1. Sick Leave
    • May be used according to collective bargaining agreements.
  2. Nonindustrial Disability Insurance (NDI)
    • Provides paid benefits for eligible female employee up to 6 weeks for normal pregnancy/delivery and up to 26 weeks for complications of pregnancy/delivery or other extended disabilities.
    • This benefit begins when sick leave credits are exhausted. Employee may elect to use other leave credits in addition to sick leave prior to applying for NDI benefit; if other leave is used must exhaust prior to NDI benefit
    • This program runs concurrently with other programs.
  3. CSU Paid Maternity/Paternity/Adoption Leave
    • Provides paid leave for eligible employees. This paid leave is not charged against employee's leave credits. It applies to the birth of an employee's own child or the placement of a child with the employee in connection with adoption or foster care.
  4. Vacation and Other leave credits
    • May be used according to collective bargaining agreements.
  5. Pregnancy Disability Leave- Government Code
  6. Pregnancy Leave - Education Code