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birthing or adopting soon?

Congratulations to you! If you are reading this guide, it means you’ll soon have a new child in your life. The first step towards preparing for your upcoming leave is to submit an Extended Absence Request in OneUSG Connect at least one month out from the due date or expected placement date. If you are unsure of which type of leave to select, contact for assistance.


Leave Types
Terms To Know
  • Recovery Period– The recovery period is the timeframe dedicated to recovering post-delivery. This is typically 6 weeks for a vaginal delivery and 8 weeks for a cesarean delivery.
  • Exclusionary Period(also known as the “elimination period”) – The first 14 calendar days of your disability period before your benefits start on the 15th day of disability.
  • Intermittent– FMLA Intermittent and Parental Intermittent absence types are used at irregular intervals and are taken to account for a portion of the employee’s regular duties that they are not performing due to their FMLA qualifying event.


Frequently Asked Questions


If you have additional questions that have not been answered here, feel free to call University Human Resources at 706-542-2222 and ask to speak to a representative in Absence Management or email