|Future Students Current Students Parents/Families Alumni/Friends Faculty/Staff|
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|Status:||Approved on September 28, 2015||Signatures and dates
on archival copy
|Initiated by:||Colleen Bendl|
Chief Human Resource Officer
|Endorsed by:||Stephen Golding|
Vice President for Finance and Administration
|Approved by:||Roderick J. McDavis|
The university provides the benefits specified in this policy in support of eligible faculty and staff pursuing adoption of minor children.
Benefits eligible faculty and staff include:
Full time and part time employees, excluding temporary and intermittent appointments, with:
An employment period of greater than one hundred twenty days and an FTE level of 0.75 or greater, or
Part-time employees who were enrolled for benefits as of June 30, 2015.
"Group I," "Group II," "Group IV," and "Clinical" faculty as defined by the "Faculty Handbook."
Any faculty member or employee who qualifies for a benefit due to state or federal law (e.g., healthcare coverage, workers compensation, or unemployment compensation). Criteria are described on the university human resources web site.
The adoption benefit plan will reimburse eligible employees up to five thousand dollars per child for eligible adoption-related expenses upon placement of a minor child in the employee’s home.
If two adopting parents of the same adopted child are both eligible for adoption assistance, the total maximum benefit amount for that adoption is five thousand dollars.
Adoptions made through public, private, domestic, international, and independent means are eligible. The adopted child must be under the age of eighteen.
Employees should complete and submit the "Adoption Benefit Form" to human resources. Receipts for expenses are required for approval and reimbursement.
Adoption benefits are taxable income. Human resources will review and approve your adoption benefit form and expenses and receipts. Upon approval, the adoption benefit will be paid in the next regularly scheduled pay check. Employees may be eligible for an income tax credit for adoption benefits. Consult a tax advisor for details.
Legal fees and court costs
Adoption agency and placement fees
Required medical expenses for the child prior to adoption (including immunizations)
Transportation expenses including lodging expenses
Medical examination fees for adopting parents
Cost of personal items such as clothing and food for either the parents or the child
Expenses incurred prior to eligibility for the program
Expenses for the adoption of a spouse or domestic partner's child
Expenses related to a surrogate parenting arrangement
|Administrative Policy Manual
Andrea Swart revised this page
(https://www.ohio.edu/policy/40-075.html) on June 13, 2017.
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