Per APM 760-25, birth mothers are entitled to eight weeks of paid childbearing leave.* While on childbearing leave, the birth mother is not responsible for completing any responsibilities as a faculty member.
Childbearing leave is concurrent with Active Service Modified Duties (ASMD) if taken during the academic year. If the childbearing leave occurs during the summer, ASMD will normally commence in the fall semester.
After the childbearing leave, the faculty member is expected to carry out the modified duties agreed to by the faculty member and chair/dean during the balance of the approved ASMD period (if during the academic year), with the important proviso that in the semester of a childbearing leave, there must be full relief from teaching duties.
Required documentation for Childbearing Leave:
- Certification of Health Care Provider for Employee's Pregnancy Disability
- Childbearing/Childrearing-Reporting/Certification Form
- Sabbatical Leave/Special Leave of Absence UPAY573-1
The Academic Personnel Office (APO) tracks eligibility and approves requests for childbearing leave.
*Should there be a need for a longer disability leave as certified by a medical professional, the birth mother may take medical leave or caregiving leave.