Maternity/Paternity Information

Announcement of New Maternity/Paternity Information - July 2011

Dear Colleague,

For two straight years, the University has been named one of the top 99 employers in Northeast Ohio in part because of our excellent benefits program.

I am pleased today to inform you of an enhancement to our program that will help us retain that honor and achieve one of our Vision 2020 strategies: to strengthen our ability to attract and retain top talent.

Starting immediately, full-time, eligible contract professionals and staff members can take up to 20 days of paid maternity/paternity leave for the birth or adoption of a child or the placement of foster child into the home.

The enhancement means that new parents will not have to be solely dependent on sick or vacation time to provide care upon the arrival of their child or children.

The maternity/paternity leave policy contains a number of important details that you should review online. Your university is among the few in the state to extend this family-friendly opportunity to staff and contract professionals — one more indication of our intent to offer a highly competitive benefits package to employees.

After you have reviewed the details of the new policy, please feel free to call my office with any questions you may have.


Michelle Smith
Director, Benefits Administration
Human Resources
(330) 972-7090


University Rules for Maternity/Paternity Leave

Absence from Campus - Staff

Family and medical leave, leave of absence, paid maternity leave, paid paternity leave, paid adoptive and foster parent leave and vacations for employees other than bargaining unit faculty - Contract Professionals and Non-Bargaining Unit Faculty