2020/12/10 – Revised Paid Leave Policy expands parental time off eligibility, including other changes - Human Resources at Ohio State

Revised Paid Leave Policy expands parental time off eligibility, including other changes

A revised Human Resources Paid Leave Policy, 6.27, will go into effect January 3, 2021, and expand parental leave eligibility, amongst other revisions. The policy will also be renamed “Paid Time Off.”

The revised Paid Time Off Policy will expand the 240-hour parental leave entitlement to include birth mother and other parent, providing parents with paid time off to recover from childbirth and/or to care for and bond with a newborn or newly adopted child.

Faculty or staff who hold at least 75% Full-Time Equivalency (FTE) position and are in a regular, term (including post-doctoral scholars), seasonal, or associated faculty position at the time they become a parent are eligible for parental time off immediately upon hire.

All eligible faculty and staff can take up to 240 hours (six work weeks, based on an appointment of 100% FTE) of parental time off immediately following a birth or adoptive event, or when medically necessary or necessary to fulfill the legal requirements for an adoption, parental time off may be taken prior to the birth or adoptive event.

Additional policy changes include:

  • Added sections for use of vacation and sick time to include minimum use and exhaustion of paid time off prior to requesting unpaid absences. (Policy Details I. C. (4) and II. C. (3), p. 3 and p. 4 respectively)
  • Revised the eligibility for vacation donation from “life threatening illness” to “serious health condition.” (Policy Details VII. A. 1., p. 7)
  • Added section to address how multiple positions are combined for time off eligibility. (Policy Details VIII, p. 8)
  • Updated the approver for Vacation Donation to Integrated Absence Management and Vocational Services (IAVMS). (Procedure II. A., p. 9)
  • Updated Compliance and Fraud Section to clarify and align with Unpaid Leave Policy. (Procedure V, pp. 9-10)
  • Removed the required “certificate of domestic partnership” and added a statement to indicate that attestation of familial relationship may be required. (Procedure VI, p. 10)

View the full summary of changes and the revised Paid Time Off Policy that will go into effect on January 3, 2020.

A full list of revised policies related to the Enterprise Project and their changes is available on the Office of University Compliance and Integrity’s University Policies website.

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