Regular Full-Time Employees and Part-time Employees with Benefits employed by Tulane at least twelve (12) consecutive months immediately preceding the commencement date of the leave are eligible to receive Parental leave with pay for up to four (4) consecutive weeks.
Regular Full-Time Employees and Regular Part-Time Employees with Benefits who have not been employed with Tulane at least twelve (12) months immediately preceding the leave may use accrued sick or vacation hours, as appropriate, or the time may be taken as unpaid Parental leave, if no accruals exist.
Employees on unpaid Parental leave do not accumulate vacation or sick leave during the unpaid leave. While on Parental leave, benefits eligible employees may continue to be covered by Tulane’s various insurance programs on the same terms applicable to active employees. Employees will be required to continue to pay their share of all premiums due.
Parental Leave must be taken immediately following the birth or adoption of a child and must be taken consecutively. Parental leave will run concurrently with other federal and state leaves. Payment for parental leave will be paid on regular payroll dates. Intermittent Parental leave is not permitted. Parental leave does not apply to foster care placement.
In no case will an employee receive more than four (4) consecutive weeks of Parental leave in a rolling 12-month period, regardless of whether more than one birth or adoption event occurs within that 12-month time frame.