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Parental (Non-Birth) Leave


Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) will be granted to employees who:

  • Work for a covered employer (APS is a covered employer.)
  • Have worked for APS for at least twelve (12) months and
  • Who have worked at least 1250 hours in the 12 months before you take the leave
  • FMLA is limited to 12 weeks of unpaid leave per rolling calendar year.
  • APS does not support intermittent or reduced schedule leave to care or bond with a healthy child under the parental, adoption or foster care categories.


To be eligible for an APS Parental Leave of Absence, an employee must have worked for APS a minimum of one contract year immediately prior to the leave start date.


Time off for bonding with a child who has recently joined the household shall be charged to sick leave for up to 30 days provided there is available sick time to cover the 30 days.  A maximum of 30 days of available paid sick leave shall be permitted.  Use of compensatory time is not allowed.  Available absence balances will be used in this order:  sick leave, personal days, and annual leave.  Once such benefits are exhausted, the leave shall be without pay.

An employee adopting a child shall be entitled to a leave commencing when custody occurs, or prior to receiving custody, in order to fulfill the requirement of adoption.

See:  The Process: Applying for Parental (Non-Birth) Leave for more information.

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