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.
    Eligibility Requirements 
    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 you are able to use your accrued sick leave the first six (regular delivery) to 8 weeks (c-section delivery - medical note needs to be provided) after the baby is born. Additional time off would be your 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.  This is unpaid leave, however w
    hile 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.

    • You are able to use your accrued sick leave while baby and mom are in the hospital and three days after they return home.

    • You can also use your personal/vacation leave while you are on Family and Medical Leave.


    Prenatal Plus
    Prenatal+Plus Brochure
    If you are a member of Blue Cross Blue Shield, you are automatically eligible to enroll in Prenatal Plus, a free, voluntary educational support program for expectant mothers. 

     

     

FMLA Leave - Baby Request

  • Instructions to request FMLA Leave for Baby in Talent Ed Records are below.

    • Login Talent Ed Records (same as your BPS email)
    • Click on “Blank Docs” (top tool bar)
    • FMLA Baby HR Request is the name of the document
    • When you click on it – hit the button that says “add as an
    e-form” - it may ask if you want to archive as you may have a previous document in the system - click on "yes"
    • Complete the form and hit “Save Final” at the bottom of the
    page
    • Signature line will then come up highlighted in yellow - 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.

    If you have any questions or need 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.

    Online application instructions - BCBS  

    Should you have questions or need assistance, please contact Paulette Kerzmann or (701) 323-4072.

Returning to Work After Baby

  • Helpful information for mothers returning back to work from Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health.

    Staff Checklist