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Paid Parental Leave

In support of the University’s commitment to being a family-friendly employer, we are pleased to announce that effective July 1, 2014, the University of Arizona offers up to 6 weeks of paid parental leave following the birth or adoption of a child. This leave is available to parents who:

  • (a) are eligible for full benefits (University, Arizona Department of Administration, and Arizona Board of Regents sponsored benefits),


  • (b) have been employed by the University for at least 12 continuous months immediately prior to the commencement of the requested leave. (Employees on academic-year contracts are eligible for Paid Parental Leave if they are working during consecutive academic years.)

If both parents are UA employees, both are entitled to take 6 weeks leave.

This policy emerged from suggestions made as part of the Campaign for Common Sense.

If you have any questions about the paid parental leave benefit, please do not hesitate to contact the Division of Human Resources. You may reach us at or (520) 621-3660.