Eligible UTC faculty and staff are entitled to six weeks (30 days or 240 hours) of paid parental leave within the first twelve months following adoption or childbirth on or after July 1, 2021. This benefit is available to regular, active employees (including 9-month faculty), as defined in HR0105, assigned to work at least 75 percent and on payroll for at least 12 consecutive months prior to the start of the requested leave. Employees must use their paid parental leave within 12 months after the birth or adoption of their child. However, adoptive parents may use their paid parental leave before the placement if necessary, to fulfill the legal requirements of the adoption process. Employees may take paid parental leave in a block (or blocks) of time, or they may take their leave intermittently by one-day increments. Use of intermittent leave must be coordinated with the supervisor.
Read the full paid parental leave policy, and learn more about the use period and eligibility: https://universitytennessee.policytech.com/dotNet/documents/?docid=807&public=true.
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