Parental Leave


The Parental Leave Program allows benefits-eligible faculty, administrators, and non-bargaining unit classified staff to take advantage of a total of 12 weeks of parental leave for a single event birth or adoption (single or multiple children). The university will pay for six weeks of parental leave at the employee's current salary rate. The other six weeks will be unpaid but can be covered by accrued vacation time and/or sick leave, if available and appropriate according to Ohio University guidelines.

To be eligible, an employee must have one year (12 months) of continuous service prior to the birth or adoption of the child.

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