Paid Parental Leave Policy in the Works

The University of Alabama has approved the creation of a policy that will allow for four weeks of paid parental leave for all benefits-eligible, full-time and part-time employees. The Department of Human Resources and Office for Academic Affairs are currently drafting this policy with an anticipated effective date of Jan. 1, 2022. This proposed policy will not impact faculty maternity leave detailed in the Faculty Handbook. Additional information will be made available as soon as possible.