Parental Leave - Maternity/Paternity/Adoption

Understanding Parental Leave

Parental Leave (Maternity/Paternity/Adoption) is a paid leave of up to 30 work days, associated with the birth of your own child or the placement of a child with you in connection with adoption or foster care. This type of absence is not charged against your leave credits. The Paternity and Adoption types run concurrently with Family Medical Leave (FML)

See Parental Leave - Maternity/Paternity/Adoption for more information. (requires SJSUOne/CSU login)

Process to Request Parental Leave

If you are a staff, complete the Leave of Absence Request Form [pdf].

If you are Faculty/Coach/Librarian or Counselor in Unit 3 (R03), complete the Faculty Unit 3 Leave Of Absence Request-Medical/Parental form [DocuSign] Your DocuSign questions answered..

You will need to provide additional information depending on the type of leave:


Certification of Health Care Provider for Employee's Pregnancy Disability Leave [pdf] Used by your healthcare provider to certify your health condition and time away from work.


Provide a doctor's note with estimated delivery date. Runs concurrently with FML.


Provide a certificate from the adoption agency with date of placement, and employee listed as the parent. Runs concurrently with FML.

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