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Beginning July 1, 2021; up to 120 hours of paid Parental Leave will be available to employees at the University of Georgia as part of House Bill 146.  



Qualifying life events include:

  • the birth of a child
  • placement of a minor child for adoption
  • placement of a minor child for foster care

Eligibility is contingent upon the employee meeting the following criteria:

  • Full-time regular, part-time regular and temporary employees who have six (6) months of continuous service and have worked a minimum of 700 hours over the six months immediately preceding the requested paid parental leave date. 



  • Must provide adequate documentation of qualifying life event
  • May be used on a continuous or intermittent basis
  • May not run concurrently with any other paid leave
  • Will run concurrently with Family and Medical Leave (FMLA)
  • Expires 365 days after the date of the qualifying event
  • No cash value upon separation from employment



If an employee has a one of the qualifying life events mentioned above they should submit a request for extended leave through OneUSG Connect Employee Self-Service.



Requesting an Extended Absence Request 

Extended Leave Request Video

USG Paid Parental Leave Policy (PDF)

Time Away From Work Policy