Paid Parental Leave Policy

Information on the Paid Parental Leave Policy at the City of Minneapolis.

Type

Enterprise

Applies to

City of Minneapolis Departments

Provided to eligible City employees following the birth, placement for adoption or adoption of a child. Employees not eligible for leave under this policy include employees ineligible to accrue sick leave, temporary employees, and contractors.

Synopsis

It is the policy of the City of Minneapolis to provide up to three weeks (120 hours) of paid parental leave to eligible employees following the birth, placement for adoption or adoption of a child. An eligible employee is defined as a biological parent, an adoptive parent, or the spouse of a biological or adoptive parent. For the purposes of this policy "registered domestic partners" are considered spouses. To be eligible for paid parental leave, an employee must: 1) Be eligible to accrue sick leave; and 2) Have no disciplinary action in the previous two years for the misuse of sick leave. The paid parental leave must be used in a solid block of time and run concurrently with any other leaves available under existing federal and state laws. The paid parental leave must be requested and used within six months of the qualifying event or the opportunity to request and/or use the leave will be forfeited.

History

Council Approval: 2015A-0295 (May 1, 2015)

Effective: January 1, 2015

Revised: 2018A-0806 (October 13, 2018)

Keywords

paid parental leave, parental leave, birth, adoption, FMLA

Links

Policy Review Group Approval

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Policy Document

Procedures

Supporting References/Resources

Related Policies and Resources

Administering department

Human Resources

Contacts

The Standard is a company that provides administration services for FMLA leaves for the City.

Visit The Standard online 

Contact us

Laurie Locust

On-site Standard Specialist
Human Resources

Phone

612-673-3620

Address

Public Service Center
250 Fourth St. S., Room 100
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Benefits Administration

Human Resources

Phone

612-673-2282

Fax

612-284-7989

Address

Public Service Center
250 S. Fourth St., Room 100
Minneapolis, MN 55415