Child Care Leave

Upon request, an employee will be granted up to twelve (12) weeks of leave without pay for child care. At the discretion of the appointing authority, an employee may be granted an additional fourteen (14) weeks of leave without pay for child care. Child care leave cannot exceed a total of six (6) months, must be taken consecutively and will be granted to a parent during the first twelve (12) months following childbirth, or in the case of adoptive or foster parents, within the first twelve (12) months of placement.

All requests for leave of absence without pay for child care shall be considered on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to the sex of the parent.  An adoptive or foster parents request for leave of absence for purposes of child care shall be considered on the same basis of that of a biological parent.

Classified employees are required to record child care leave in your timekeeping system as unpaid leave with benefits. Unclassified employees should complete a Request for Leave of Absence (PDF).

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Any absence for child care that meets the standard for Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) will run concurrently with unpaid child care leave.

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