Emory University Announces Paid Leave for Staff Members Who Become Parents

emoryEmory University in Atlanta has announced an expansion of its parental leave benefit for women, and men, staff members who become new parents. Under the new policy, new parents who experience a birth or adoption can take three weeks of paid parental leave. Parents can take the paid three weeks leave at any time within one year of the birth or adoption of their child. Previously, Emory staff were entitled to 12 weeks of unpaid leave.

To be eligible, an employee must work at least 20 hours a week and must have been employed at the university for one year prior to the birth or adoption.

T Milazzo2Theresa Milazzo, associate vice president of human resources, stated that “we are very excited to offer this new benefit for our staff. It not only provides new parents extra bonding time with their child, but also a financial cushion during a very important time in their lives.”

Emory faculty members have a different parental leave policy where they can take a leave of one term from teaching and receive full pay. But they must continue advising and departmental duties during the paid leave.

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