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Female employees may apply for up to 12 months Maternity Leave in writing to the Manager of Staffing and Human Resources.

 

In addition a female employee who has completed, before the expected date of birth (or date of placement in the case of adoption), at least two years Continuous Service, and has provided notice and evidence of her intention to take Parental Leave as a Primary Carer in accordance with the NES, will be entitled to a Parental Payment equivalent to seven weeks at her ordinary rate of pay, at the commencement of her parental leave. 

 

A female employee who has completed, before the expected date of birth (or date of placement in the case of adoption), at least four years continuous service, and has provided notice and evidence of her intention to take parental leave as a primary carer in accordance with the NES, will be entitled to a parental leave payment equivalent to 14 weeks at her ordinary rate of pay, at the commencement of her parental leave.

 

A male employee with at least two years continuous service at the college and who is not the primary carer is entitled to two weeks paid leave at the birth/placement of the child.  This is to be taken in the first three months after the birth of the child unless agreed otherwise by the College. 

 

Access to parental payment for subsequent pregnancies or adoptions is available, provided that the employee returns to the workplace and completes a further period of a minimum 12 months of continuous service. 

 

Any government changes to parental payments may result in the college reviewing its parental payment.
 

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