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Paid Parental Leave

Dartmouth offers a paid parental leave benefit

• Birth mothers are entitled to two additional weeks of paid leave, totaling eight weeks of paid leave time (when added to the six weeks of paid maternity leave thru the short term disability program).

• Employees (non faculty, non-union and union) who are spouses, partners, and adoptive parents are also eligible for two weeks of paid parental leave.

• The two-week paid leave may be taken immediately following birth or adoption or at any time during the first year of becoming a parent. Leave time can be taken all at once, intermittently, or incrementally (e.g., mother easing back into work on a part-time basis), with prior approval from the supervisor.

• In order to be eligible for paid parental leave, the employee must be employed at the college at the time of the birth or adoption.


To request Parental Leave, please contact the Benefits Office prior to taking your leave.  If you have additional questions or to contact the Benefits Office, please call 603-646-3588 or email

Last Updated: 6/6/18