Parental Leave

Paid Parental Leave
Birth | Adoption | Foster Care Placement

The intention of parental leave is to provide care and bonding time with a child during the first 12 months of the qualifying event (birth, adoption, foster care placement). To view the UCCS Campus specific policy, click here.

eligibility

Who qualifies for this benefit?

Employees who meet the following qualifications are eligible for the benefit of paid parental leave:

  1. Classified Staff

    who have worked for 12 consecutive months in a 50 percent or greater appointment prior to the child’s arrival qualify for paid leave

  2. University Staff

    who have worked for 12 consecutive months in a 50 percent or greater appointment prior to the child’s arrival qualify for paid leave

  3. 9-Month Faculty

    9-month faculty members do not accrue leave, but may be eligible for parental leave and should consult their department HR liaison.

  4. 12-Month Faculty

    who have worked for 12 consecutive months in a 50 percent or greater appointment prior to the child’s arrival qualify for paid leave

Business Partner Resources

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  • This job aid should be used when entering Parental Leave for eligible employees into HCM.

  • This reference chart outlines the benefit, eligibility, policy, and other notes or resources per employee class. It is not intended to replace the APS or UCCS campus parental leave policy; any discrepancies will default to the policies.

  • Please have the eligible employee complete the parental leave agreement form and return form to hrhelp@uccs.edu after required signatures are obtained.

  • Examples of leave, action codes, reason codes and earning codes for up to 13 weeks of parental leave. 

  • Please click the button to view the Regent policy.

  • Please click the button to view UCCS Policy 300-023, the following procedures clarify details specific to UCCS.

Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How much paid leave is provided?
Do 9-month faculty qualify for parental leave?
How do I request this benefit?
Do I have to take all four weeks at once?
How long after the birth, adoption or foster placement of a child can I take paid parental leave?
Can I take paid parental leave and then take time off using Family Medical Leave separately?
What documents will I need to provide to prove birth, adoption or foster placement?
Does the policy apply to foster children?
Can I take paid parental leave again for the birth or adoption of another child later?
Do I still accrue vacation, sick leave while I'm out on paid leave?
Will paid leave be included in my regular paycheck or a separate check?
Nursing Mothers
University Lactation Room Locations:
1. Third floor of the University Center: Please obtain a key from the front desk located on the first floor.
2. The ENT Center for the Arts: Private room located in the Women’s Restroom on the main floor.
3. A third location is planned for the Hybl Sports Medicine & Performance Center