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On Sept. 20, 2019, the University of North Carolina Board of Governors approved a Paid Parental Leave program for eligible university employees. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will offer a Paid Parental Leave (PPL) benefit, effective as of Jan. 13, 2020, that provides eligible employees dedicated leave time to care for and bond with a newborn or a newly-placed child, under the age of 18, by adoption, foster care placement, or other legal placement.

As of the date of the qualifying event, an eligible UNC-CH employee must meet the following criteria to be eligible for Paid Parental Leave:

  • Be in a permanent, probationary, or time-limited SHRA and EHRA Non-Faculty position working at least 20 hours per week;
  • Have been continuously employed by the State of North Carolina for the immediate 12 preceding months;
  • Have been in pay status for at least 1,040 hours in the previous 12-month period.
  • Have a child born, adopted, or placed with the employee through foster care or other legal placement on or after Sept. 1, 2019.

Learn more about this new policy and how employees can request Paid Parental Leave.

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