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Maternity and Adoption Leave Policy

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Maternity Leave

Upon the birth of her child, a full-time member of the faculty is entitled to a semester of paid leave with full salary and benefits; such leave must terminate within twelve months after her child is born.


Adoption Leave

During the period immediately following placement of an adopted child in his/her home, a full-time member of the faculty is entitled to a semester of paid leave with full salary and benefits, provided that the faculty member certify that he or she is the primary caregiver for the adoptive child, and the child must be under the age of 13; such leave must terminate within twelve months after the child is adopted or enters the faculty member’s home under a foster care arrangement.

In both cases, the faculty member must notify the Dean and the Vice Provost for Faculties.


Lactation Support for Nursing Mothers

Boston College is committed to providing support for mothers returning to work and will strive to provide adequate, functional space to meet a nursing mother's needs on a timely basis. This includes providing reasonable break times for an employee to express milk for her nursing child, as well as a convenient space for lactation.  Break times are to be provided as frequently as needed by the nursing mother, recognizing that the frequency and duration of the breaks will vary.

Employees (and students) who wish to request accommodation under this provision should contact the Employment Office in the Department of Human Resources (617-552-3330), where someone will assist in securing appropriate space.

Faculty should also feel free to contact their department directly.

Department

Contact Number

Building

Athletics

617/552-3479

Conte  Forum

BC Police

617/552-4466

Maloney

Campus School

617/552-3460

Campion

Carroll School of Management

617/552-8420

Fulton

Connell School of Nursing

617/552-4250

Maloney

Dining Services

617/552-2263

Campus-wide

Facilities

617/552-0317

St. Clement's

Finance

617/552-4191

129 Lake St.

Human Resources

617/552-3330

129 Lake St.

Information Technology Services

617/552-6060

St. Clement's

Law School

617/552-4340

Newton Campus

Library

617/552-4470

O'Neill Library

Lynch School of Education

617/552-4200

Campion

Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences

617/552-2393

Gasson

School of Social Work

617/552-0866

McGuinn

School of Theology and Ministry

617/552-8443

Simboli

Scientific Research

617/552-4328

Kenny/Cottle Library

University Advancement

617/552-4400

Cadigan

Woods College

617/552-3900

St. Mary's