Whether you’re expecting to give birth, adopt or foster a child, we’ve got some exciting news for future parents! Beginning January 1, 2021, Administrative Professional Association (APA) and Administrative Professional Supervisors Association (APSA) support staff members will be eligible for MSU’s parental leave.
How does it work?
This policy allows eligible employees to take a maximum of four weeks of paid parental leave (PPL) per birth, adoption or placement of a child/children into their household starting January 1, 2021. After that, the maximum number of weeks will increase gradually in the coming years depending on the union.
Eligible employees represented by APA can receive:
- A maximum of five weeks starting January 1, 2022
- A maximum of six weeks starting January 1, 2023
Eligible employees represented by APSA can receive a maximum of six weeks starting January 1, 2023.
For those employees who experience a birth, adoption, foster care, or guardianship on or after November 1, 2020, you will be eligible for paid parental leave starting January 1, 2021. Paid parental leave will not begin, however, before January 1, 2021.
Who is eligible?
To be eligible for the leave, employees must meet the following criteria:
- Have been continuously employed with MSU, on a full-time basis, for at least 24 consecutive months before the launch of the leave
- Have worked at least 1,250 hours during the 12 consecutive months immediately before the date the leave would begin
- Be a full-time regular employee (part-time, temporary employees and on call are not eligible)
- Meet one of the following:
- Be the parent to the birth of a child, and to care for the newborn child; or
- The parent of a child under the age of 18, that is newly added to the household through adoption, legal guardianship or foster care.
For full eligibility requirements and policy details, please visit the Parental Leave Policy page.
If you have any questions about parental leave, please reach out to the Solutions Center at SolutionsCenter@hr.msu.edu.