New Paid Parental Leave Policy Effective July 1, 2024

The Universities of Wisconsin is implementing a new Paid Parental Leave policy that will provide eligible employees with up to six weeks (240 hours) of paid time off within a 12-month period following a qualifying birth or adoptive event. The new policy is effective July 1, 2024.

The leave time granted under the Paid Parental Leave policy allows the employee time to bond with their new child, adjust to their new family situation, and balance personal obligations that result from a birth or adoptive event.

Policy Overview

Highlights of the Paid Parental Leave policy:

    • Must have completed six months of continuous employment with the Universities of Wisconsin at the time of the qualifying event.
    • Provided up to six weeks of paid time off every 12 months following a qualifying birth or adoptive event. The benefit is prorated for employees working less than 1.0 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE).
    • When an employee experiences multiple qualifying events during the same 12-month period, the employee is eligible for up to a total of six weeks of paid parental leave.
    • A completed Paid Parental Leave Request Form must be submitted at least 30 calendar days in advance of the paid parental leave start date.
    • Paid Parental Leave will run concurrently with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Wisconsin Family and Medical Leave Act (WFMLA) in cases where an eligible employee is also eligible for FMLA or WFMLA leave.

Employee Eligibility

For specific employee eligibility requirements, review the applicable policy documents listed below.


Please contact Human Resources at (920)-465-2390 or with any questions.