Purdue Today

February 27, 2008

HR to develop parental leave policy

Human Resource Services will craft the provisions of a parental leave policy for Purdue.

President France A. Córdova has given the charge to HRS, which expects to have a policy drafted and ready to share with advisory groups in March. The final policy should be ready by July 1, says John Beelke, director of Human Resource Services. 

Sick leave benefits will not be addressed at this time.

"We anticipate looking at all leave issues as a part of our benefits benchmarking with other institutions," Beelke says.

Parental leave has been a topic of discussion on campus in recent months. In November, the University Senate and the Administrative and Professional Advisory Committee separately expressed support for a paid parental leave policy for all University employees.