Ball State University Trustees Approve Paid Parental Leave for University Employees (February 3, 2017)

The Ball State University Board of Trustees today approved a paid parental leave policy for employees upon the birth or adoption of a child. The policy is the result of collaboration between administration and the university’s Gender Equity Task Force, a group that had long championed the leave after employees said they placed high value on it.

“This family-friendly addition to our benefits package offers a great boost to our hardworking employees,” said Interim President Terry King. “We want our working parents to be able to focus on their families during those important first weeks a child is at home. This is the right thing for all of Ball State.”

The new policy will provide up to six weeks of paid leave to parents following the birth or adoption of a child. The paid leave is available to any benefits eligible Ball State employees who have been employed at least 12 months in continuous service before the leave date and must be taken within six month immediately following the birth or adoption of a child. The new policy will go into effect July 1.

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