Human Resources

Other Paid Leaves

Parental Leave

After one year of service, employees with non-temporary (more than one year) appointments for 1462 hours or more are eligible for a six-week paid parental leave. This applies to birth and adoption. Parental leave runs concurrently with maternity disability leave. In most cases, the leave should be taken when the child is born or adopted. In some instances, subject to approval, the leave could be delayed, but not usually beyond six months of the child coming into the home. In case of a birth, if both the employee and spouse or domestic partner are administrative staff members and eligible for a Wesleyan University parental leave, the birth mother will use the six-week parental leave because it runs concurrently with maternity disability leave. The spouse or domestic partner is eligible for a four-week paid parental leave. In case of adoption, the primary caregiver is eligible for a six-week paid parental leave and the spouse or partner is eligible for a four-week paid parental leave. If one spouse or domestic partner is a faculty member and the other is an administrative staff member, the staff member is eligible for a four-week paid parental leave and the faculty member would be eligible for the faculty parental leave.

Incidental Family Medical

Employees who have worked at Wesleyan for at least six months are eligible. If a dependent child, spouse, domestic partner, or parent is ill or injured, an employee may take time off with pay to care for that family member, with supervisor approval. A maximum of 10 paid days is allowed for this purpose in any calendar year.

Bereavement

So that the employee may attend the funeral and/or fulfill his or her responsibilities to make funeral arrangements or responsibilities as executor of the deceased’s estate, an employee will receive the following time off without loss of pay. 

a. In the event of a death in the immediate family*, or in the event of a death of a close relative** residing with the employee or residing with the employee immediately preceding being admitted to a hospice or nursing home:

  • Up to three days at the time of the funeral; or 
  • Up to a total of five days if the employee presents evidence satisfactory to Wesleyan that he or she has primary responsibility to make funeral arrangements and/or is the executor of the deceased’s estate. 

b. In the event of a death of close relative** who was not residing with the employee:

  • One day to attend the funeral; or 
  • Up to a total of three days if the employee presents evidence satisfactory to Wesleyan that he or she has primary responsibility to make funeral arrangements and/or is the executor of the deceased’s estate. 

*Immediate family is exclusively defined as spouse, domestic partner, parent, brother, sister, child, parent-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, grandparent, and grandchild. 

**Close relative is exclusively defined as aunt, uncle, cousin, nephew, and niece of the employee.

Marriage and Civil Union

Employees who have worked at Wesleyan at least one year may take one week off with pay (in addition to eligible vacation) at the time of the wedding or civil union ceremony, but only if employment continues after the marriage/civil union.

Jury Duty

Wesleyan University will pay the difference between jury pay and regular compensation, based on the number of hours an employee would have been scheduled to work.

National Gaurd or Military Reserve Summer Training

Members of the National Guard or military reserves who are called for summer camp will be paid for the difference between military pay and regular compensation based on the number of hours the employee is normally scheduled to work for up to ten days.