For faculty, the current length of the paid leave will remain the same, however the requirement that the parent be designated as the primary caregiver to use the benefit will be lifted and, if both parents work at Duke and meet the eligibility criteria, then both can take advantage of the benefit.
Expanding the parental leave benefit is an important means of offering more support to our working parents as they adjust to the caring for their newborn or adopted child(ren). This expansion also reflects our Healthy Duke commitment to support the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of our staff and faculty.
For more information about this expanded Parental Leave policy for staff, including eligibility criteria and details about applying for the benefit, please visit the Duke Human Resources website. Faculty can find more details about parental leave in the Faculty Handbook, which will be updated soon with the enhanced provisions.
Provost and Jo Rae Wright University Professor
Vice President, Admininstration