Human Resources is proud to announce that President Stokes has approved a new Paid Parental Leave benefit for full-time and part-time regular staff.
Effective today, July 1, 2019, UNM staff that are new parents will be eligible to receive up to four (4) weeks of paid leave. We are excited to extend this benefit to our devoted staff as an investment in their work-life balance and the well-being of their families. We offer our sincere appreciation to the UNM Staff Council for spearheading this effort and seeing it through to completion.
UNM’s Paid Parental Leave program allows for up to 160 hours of paid maternity/paternity leave that can be used during the six (6) months immediately following the birth or adoption of a child. The staff member must be a regular full-time or part-time staff employee who works twenty (20) hours or more per week. The leave will run concurrently with the University’s Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
For employees working less than full-time, paid parental leave will be prorated at current salary and appointment percentage (FTE). Any unused leave at the end of the six month period will be forfeited. Paid Parental Leave will have no cash value and will not result in a payout benefit. The pay for the hours used from Paid Parental Leave will be based on the employee's regular base rate of pay.
If you have any questions about this new benefit, please visit https://hr.unm.edu/parental-leave or contact HR Client Services at 505-277-2013 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Specific details of the Paid Parental Leave program will be outlined in UAP 3415: Leave with Pay.
For Parental Leave for faculty employees at UNM, see policy C215 of the UNM Faculty Handbook or contact the Office of Faculty Affairs and Services at 505.277.4528 or email@example.com.