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Maternity/Parental Leave

Maternity and paternity leaves fall under the policies and procedures for the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) and the Parental Leave Policy.  You are eligible for FMLA if you have worked for the University for one year and have worked at least 1,040 hours in the last 12 months prior to requesting leave. To be eligible for parental leave, you must have worked for the University for one year. FMLA and Parental Leave run concurrently. If you are adopting a child, be sure to read the policy regarding Adoption Assistance to see if you are eligible.

If you do not meet the eligibility for either FMLA or Parental Leave, please refer to the Non-Qualified Medical Leave of Absence section. 

If you have any questions or need further information regarding the University's parental leave, or to obtain the forms to request leave, please contact Lenora Salts at 402-280-4753 or by email at

FMLA Policy 2.2.14

FMLA Forms

Parental Leave Policy

Parental Leave Questions and Answers

Adoption Assistance Policy

Maternity Leave Checklist

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MetLife Oral Care and Pregnancy Flyer

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