DC Parental Leave

The university follows the District of Columbia Parental Leave Act which provides an employee who is a parent, guardian, custodian, aunt, uncle, grandparent, or spouse or domestic partner of any of the aforementioned, with a total of 24 hours of unpaid leave during a 12 month period to attend or participate in school-related events for a qualified child. A school-related event is an activity sponsored by either a school or an associated organization such as a parent-teacher association. D.C. Parental Leave is unpaid leave however you may elect to use accrued annual time for these school related events. The D.C. Parental Leave Poster (PDF) was created by the DC Office of Human Rights and provides highlights of DC Parental Leave.

During DC Parental Leave, employees may elect to use annual time to remain in paid status or take the leave unpaid. Those time off requests should be made via the applicable time reporting system for payroll processing.

To apply, call Lincoln Financial at 1-800-213-5609 or apply online. Lincoln Financial will provide you with any required forms.