Paid Parental Leave MOU

CSEA is happy to announce that CSEA Judiciary Locals and the Unified Court System have agreed on a Paid Parental Leave benefit which will go into effect on April 1, 2024.

Under the terms of the agreement, upon the birth, adoption or foster date, CSEA represented employees will be entitled to 12 weeks of Paid Parental Leave during which they will continue to accumulate accruals and receive full pay. This Agreement also allows households where both parents work for the Courts to each take 12 weeks of Paid Parental Leave.

PPL must be taken in consecutive weeks and cannot be taken intermittently. This Agreement provides for retroactivity back to any birth, adoption or foster date on or after January 1 through March 31, 2024.  If an employee gave birth, adopted or fostered a child beginning on a date between January 1 and March 31 of 2024, and were on paid leave utilizing their accruals, once the PPL forms are available, the employee should fill them out and submit them as the form advises.

If an employee was out on unpaid leave upon the birth, adoption or foster date, they will not be eligible to retroactive PPL, but may be eligible for prospective PPL if they are currently out on leave as of April 1. The PPL benefit is ONLY available within 7 months of the date of birth, adoption or fostering.  So if one adopts a child on January 5, 2024, on or about April 1, 2024 they can use the forms that UCS will develop to apply for PPL for any 12 week period between 1/5 and 8/4/24.   Please reach out to your Local President if you have any questions.

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