• Parental Paid Leave

    What is Parental Paid Leave:

    Effective July 1, 2022, LCPS will provide six (6) weeks of 100% pay as of the event date (birth, adoption placement, foster placement) if you meet the eligibility requirements. The event date must be July 1, 2022, or later.

    What are the Requirements to be Eligible for Parental Parental Leave?

    You must meet ALL of the Criteria Below:

    • Be employed with LCPS for one year (365 days) in a full-time benefits eligible position in the year immediately preceding the absence date.
    • Be approved for leave under Policy 7716 - Family & Medical Leave (FMLA), Policy 7712 – Sick Leave or Policy 7722 - Leave Without Pay     
    • If you are the birthing parent, you must apply to receive short-term disability from the Reed Group or New York Life. 

    If you meet all the requirements, here are your next steps:

    • Complete leave packet no more than three (3) months prior to the event date. If you have not already submitted your leave paperwork, please submit through our Leave Form Submittal Portal.
    • If you are the birthing parent, you must file for short-term disability two (2) weeks prior to your estimated due date. A short-term disability flyer will be enclosed in the FMLA packet. Applying for short-term disability is the employee’s responsibility and is a separate process from applying for FMLA. If your baby comes early, apply as soon as possible.
    • Apply for paid leave after you apply for short-term disability two (2) weeks before your estimated due date. If your baby comes early, apply as soon as practicable within 48 hours. Apply for paid leave using the Paid Leave Application.

    Please note that failure to follow the procedures outlined may result in a delay or ineligibility for Parental Paid Leave. No request will be approved more than 30 days retroactively after the event date.

    What happens after six weeks of parental paid leave?

    For any remaining approved leave period, you will use your available sick, personal/annual leave or leave without pay. 

    For more information, please check out the Frequently Asked Questions!

Last Modified on April 17, 2024