Apply for the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). If eligible, as the employee and birth mother, they may be able to use your sick time which can be up to 6 weeks if a normal delivery, or up to 8 weeks if a caesarean delivery for post-partum leave. HR must be informed of the date of delivery as soon as possible.
- CUNY FMLA Leave Policy
- CUNY FMLA Request Form
- CUNY Certification of Health Care Provider Form for Employees Serious Health Condition
- HIPAA Medical Records Release Authorization Form
Note that childbirth, adoption, or foster placement is a qualifying event. The dependent can be added to an employee’s existing health insurance within 30 days of this event. Click here for more information about health benefits.
After FMLA, PSC-represented employees would be eligible for Paid Parental Leave. All other employee staff titles may skip to other leave for child care purposes or Paid Family Leave.
Paid Parental Leave (PPL)
Paid Parental Leave is entitled to PSC members and provides up to 8 weeks of Paid Leave that does not count against time and leave balances, as per the Paid Parental Leave policy.
- Paid Parental Leave Policy
- Paid Parental Leave Application
- Annual Leave Request for Child Care Purposes
Paid Parental Leave is now available for CMS and ECPs
Other Leave for Child Care Purposes
- Special Leave for Child care (Unpaid)
- Application for Child Care Leave of Absence (Unpaid) – Classified Staff only
- Annual Leave Request for Child Care Purposes – Instructional Staff only
- Application for Special Leave for Child Care (Unpaid) – Instructional Staff only
Paid Family Leave (PFL)
In the event that an employee is on unpaid leave, they may be eligible for Paid Family Leave (PFL). PFL is an employee-funded insurance policy provides job protected, paid time off to bond with a newly born, adopted, or fostered child for up to 12 weeks at 67% of your average weekly wage, up to a cap.
Paid Family Leave can be taken to bond with your child within 12 months of your child’s birth, adoption or foster placement. Visit the paid family leave page for more information.