Parental Leave FAQ: Officers of Administration

What is parental leave?

The university provides Officers of Administration with up to 12 weeks of compensated leave upon the birth or adoption of a child.

Who is eligible?

Officers of Administration who have been employed by the University of Oregon for at least six months and qualify for and take FMLA and/or OFLA leave following the birth or adoption of a child.

The Office of Human Resources will determine eligibility for FMLA and/or OFLA, parental leave, and any available compensation that may be available under other policies. Please contact Kenny Ly, Medical Leaves Coordinator, at kly@uoregon.edu or 541-346-2950 with questions.

When does eligibility for parental leave begin?

Eligibility begins upon six months of employment at the University of Oregon and right after the birth or adoption of a child.

My spouse/partner also works for UO; are we both eligible for parental leave?

Yes. If both parents are employees of the university and meet the eligibility requirements, then both parents are entitled to take parental leave, as applicable.

An employee who qualifies for and takes parental leave under FMLA and/or OFLA, and is enrolled in short-term disability, can elect to file a claim directly with the UO’s short-term disability provider, The Standard Insurance.

The Standard Insurance generally will pay 5 weeks for a normal birth or 7 weeks for a complicated delivery, after a 7-day waiting period. If the pregnancy occurred prior to the enrollment of short-term disability, it will be considered a pre-existing condition and The Standard Insurance will pay 4 weeks, after a 7-day waiting period. Please contact Kathryn Daniel, Sr. Benefits Coordinator, at kdaniel@uoregon.edu or 541-346-2964 with questions.

Can there be other leave rights associated with the birth of a child?

Yes, depending on the circumstances, OAs may qualify for other types of leave. For more information, please visit https://hr.uoregon.edu/employee-labor-relations/employment-policies/oa-p....

Who should I contact for more information?

Please contact Kenny Ly, Medical Leaves Coordinator, at kly@uoregon.edu or 541-346-2950 with questions.