Take precious time you need to spend with that new bundle of joy that has arrived! Parental Leave may be taken for the birth or adoption of a child, or placement of a foster child. The total amount of leave time available is the FMLA guideline of up to 12 weeks during a 12 month period or the Wisconsin FMLA guideline of up to 6 weeks, if this leave begins within 16 weeks of the birth or placement.
You must be employed by UWMF for at least one year with a minimum of 1,000 hours worked to utilize benefit.
HOW TO INITIATE LEAVE
UWMF HR should receive notice of the physician’s intent to take a leave at least 30 days prior to the anticipated date of absence. Completion of the Parental Leave Request form and Certification of Healthcare Provider Form is required for payment of the leave.
To submit a Parental Leave Request, please complete the Physician Parental Leave Form and return it to Human Resources.
COMPENSATION WHILE ON LEAVE
Payment for Parental Leave is 2/3 of the physician’s monthly UWMF salary up to a $15,000 maximum for a 6 week period. The remainder of the FMLA time/leave would be unpaid by UWMF.
UWMF Physician Parental Leave of Absence Policy