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May I use my sick leave before taking a Parental Leave?
Two collective bargaining unit agreements have provisions for sick leave to be used before the beginning of a Parental Leave as follows:
Upon the birth of their child, or adoption of a newborn or special needs child, an employee may certify the need to use up to two weeks of sick leave prior to the beginning of a maternity/paternity leave.
Upon birth of their child, an employee may certify the need to use up to two weeks of sick leave prior to the beginning of any Parental Leave.
If you have questions on Parental Leave entitlements, review your collective bargaining agreement or contact the Disability Management Office (DMO) by phone at 877-766-6447, option 2. The DMO is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.