Western Organization for Women

Resources: Parental Leave

An employee may use up to 20 days of earned sick leave per calendar year for parental leave upon the birth of a child by the employee or the employee's spouse or the adoption of a child by the employee.

Faculty and ASPs

Unit A faculty
Article 27.4 of the UPI Agreement
Unit B faculty and ASPs
Article 41.4 of the UPI Agreement
Non-civil-service employees
Request for Parental Leave

Civil Service:

Civil Service Handbook on Parental Leave

See also

Resources: Family Leave

Some of WOW's Successes

Though these issues continue to require our attention, support, and advocacy, some of the ways WOW has made WIU a better place for all include:

  • Getting a dedicated Women's Studies program Degree Program
  • Documenting the need, advocating for, and raising the funds to establish a Women's Center
  • Establishing more equity on spending for the women's sports teams
  • Getting women's personal product bins in women's bathrooms
  • Advocating for more representation in administrative decision-making positions on campus
  • A Landmark study on salary equity
  • WIU's Parental Leave benefits
  • Dedicated Lactation Rooms on campus

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