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  • University Academic Senate / Provost

Responsible Office
Human Resources


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Parental Leave

SG 5.02

  1. Policy Statement
  2. History

Policy Statement

Under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), a pregnancy will be treated the same as any other “disability”.  The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) will be followed in approving a medical leave of absence for the birth parent.  All new parents (birth, non-birth, adoptive, and foster) are eligible for a six-week paid Parental Leave.  Information about the Family and Medical Leave Act can be found in the Senior Leadership Team Policies.  Additional information about the Parental Leave Policy can be found on the Human Resources website.

See http://www.gvsu.edu/hro/time-offleaves-122.htm


May 18, 2022 - updated with "Parental" replacing "Maternity"

August 27, 2019 - changed "President's Cabinet" to "Senior Leadership Team"

January 7, 2019 - FH 3.11 retitled to SG 5.02