Having a baby...Congratulations! FMLA Leave - Baby
Under the Family and Medical Leave policy eligible employees can take up to 12 weeks of Family and Medical Leave after the birth of a baby or placement of a child for adoption or foster care.
Employees who do not meet the eligibility requirements below can take up to 6-8 weeks for baby leave.
Employees are eligible if they have worked for a covered employer for at least one year, for 1,250 hours over the previous 12 months, and if at least 50 employees are employed by the employer within 75 miles.
During this time, employees are able to use accrued sick leave the first six weeks (regular delivery) to 8 weeks (c-section delivery - medical note needs to be provided) after the baby is born. Additional time off would be personal/vacation leave and then leave without pay.
While employees are under the FMLA leave, the District will continue to pay the the district portion of all insurance premiums. The employee will continue to pay the employee portion of insurance premiums along with any voluntary payroll deductions.
Employees will be responsible to enter all of their absences up to the day they will return to work in Absence Management/iVisions and to obtain a long-term sub for their FMLA baby leave.
- Breastfeeding Accommodation form - must be completed and returned to building administrator.
New dads are able to take up to 12 weeks of Family and Medical Leave after the birth of babies.
Employees are able to use accrued sick leave while baby and mom are in the hospital and three days after they return home. Any leave after this time would be personal/vacation or leave without pay.
Employees can also use personal/vacation leave while on Family and Medical Leave.While employees are under the FMLA leave, the District will continue to pay the the district portion of all insurance premiums. The employee will continue to pay the employee portion of insurance premiums along with any voluntary payroll deductions.
FMLA Leave - Baby Request
Instructions to request FMLA Leave for Baby in Unified Talent Records are below.
• Login Unified Talent Records (Login is the same as your email and iVisions accounts.)
• Click on “Available Forms” (left toolbar).
• FMLA Baby HR Request is the name of the document.
• A box may pop up to either upload or add as an e-form; if so, choose the button that says “add as an e-form”.
• Signature line - please electronically sign and hit "Save Final".
** Employees will be sent the Serious Medical Condition form once the request has been submitted through Records. This form is to be completed by the physician and returned to HR.
For questions or needing any assistance, please contact Paulette Kerzmann or 323-4072.
Adding a Baby to Insurance
Adding baby to insurance - you have 31 days from the day the baby is born to add them to your BCBS plan(s). Please complete an online application to make your changes.
*** please also provide a birth certificate when completing the online application.
Should you have questions or need assistance, please contact Paulette Kerzmann or (701) 323-4072.