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Faculty Leave for Birth/Adoption and Workload Release Plan

Boise State grants eligible faculty, eight weeks of paid time off for birth or adoption. The time must be used concurrently with the FMLA in order for the time away from work to be job/benefits protected.


Applies to all full-time faculty who teach, including tenured and tenure-track faculty, librarians, clinical faculty, research faculty, lecturers, and instructors. Does not apply to non-teaching administrative faculty.

How to Apply

Step 1. Complete the Faculty Leave for Birth/Adoption and Workload Release Plan Form​. Once submitted, the form will automatically upload to the HR FMLA Department.

​Step 2. Work with your department and College Dean to determine and approve a Workload Release schedule. Submit the signed, agreed upon responsibilities and Workload Release schedule to Human Resources by email at or through campus mail HR Mail Stop 1265.


The Parental Leave will automatically pay you for eight weeks. If taking additional time beyond the eight weeks provided, employees may use accrued sick leave, vacation leave to receive pay during their approved FMLA absence. If all sick and vacation leave are exhausted, the employee may apply for Shared Leave.


Shared Leave Request Form

Policies and Resources:

Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) Boise State University Policy 7230
Donated Leave Policy 7220

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