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University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis (UHSP) recognizes that employees must balance work obligations with providing care for their families. The intent of this Paid Caregiver/Parental Leave policy provides eligible faculty and staff members with paid leave to support them while meeting family obligations outside the workplace. The leave benefit that will provide up to four weeks of paid leave to employees on FMLA leave for the following FMLA reasons:

  • Bond with the newborn child within one year of birth
  • The placement with the employee of a child for adoption or foster care and to bond with the newly placed child within one year of placement
  • Care of spouse/child/parent with a serious health condition
  • Care for spouse/child/parent who is a member of the armed services undergoing treatment, recuperation or therapy or a qualifying exigency arising out of the fact that the employee’s spouse, son, daughter, or parent is a military member on covered active duty

Applies to regular, full-time, benefits eligible faculty and staff who qualify for FMLA. Spouses and/or domestic partners who are both eligible employees may each take leave under this policy for the same qualifying event; managerial approval is required for both employees to be on leave at the same time.

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Human Resources