Postdoctoral Fellows


Maternity Leave (Childbirth)


  • Contact Work Connections to create a case file. This is required for all postdoctoral follows (regardless of funding source) in the Medical School requesting Maternal Leave
  • Ask your department HR representative to help create a case ticket with Michigan Medicine HR Solutions Center
  • Maternity Leave allows for up to six weeks of paid time off for physical recovery immediately following birth, taken as a single block of time
  • Birth mothers are eligible for Parental Leave (up to six weeks additional paid time off) after completing Maternity Leave, to be taken within the first year of childbirth.
  • All leaves are managed under the same case ticket through Michigan Medicine HR Solutions Center which will assist you through the time off

Parental Leave (Non Birth Parents)


  • Ask your department HR representative to help create a case ticket with Michigan Medicine HR Solutions Center
  • Parental Leave is up to six weeks of paid time off, intended to be taken as a single, continuous block of time
  • Departments may approve leave totaling up to six weeks, taken intermittently within the first year of the event

Important Details

 

  • Make sure that you enroll in benefits for your new addition to the family by navigating to Wolverine Access and selecting “Initiate Life Events”.
  • Keep in contact with your faculty mentor/P.I. and your department HR representative to communicate plans for return to work

Additional information and resources for Postdocs and Administrators: