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Parental (Non-Birth) Leave

To be eligible for an APS extended medical or parental leave of absence, an employee must have worked for APS a minimum of one (1) contract year just prior to the leave start date.

 

FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT (FMLA)

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.

APS PARENTAL LEAVE

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.

SUBSTITUTION OF PAID LEAVE

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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