Bonding leave is provided to benefit eligible employees as a paid leave associated with the birth of an employee’s own child or the placement of a child with the employee in connection with adoption or foster care. Bonding leave is not charged against the employee’s other paid leave credits, and the amount of paid leave is two weeks, compensated at full pay.
If both parents are employees, only one may access the paid benefits of this policy. Both, however, continue to be entitled to family and medical leave, if eligible.
The employee must provide 30 days’ notice of the requested leave (or as much notice as practicable if the leave is not foreseeable), complete the necessary forms, and file them with the Human Resources office.
The University recognizes the value of parental involvement in a child’s education. For this reason, CSP provides employees who are parents, guardians, or custodians of children in licensed day care facilities or kindergarten through grade 12 unpaid time off for the purpose of school visits. Parental leave for school visits allows employees to participate in activities sponsored, approved, or supervised by the school or daycare such as parent/teacher conferences or field trips.
Employees may request up to 12 hours of parental leave for school visits within any calendar year. Employees must provide their immediate supervisor reasonable advance notice of the need for parental leave for school visits. Upon request, employees may be asked to provide documentation to their supervisor from the school verifying the date and time of the visit.
Last modified: April 13, 2018