CSEA Represented Employees Now Eligible for Paid Parental Leave

Published September 14, 2023


New York State has announced a new Paid Parental Leave (PPL) benefit for State CSEA employees effective April 2, 2023.

What is Paid Parental Leave (PPL)?

Paid parental leave (PPL) allows eligible employees to take leave with pay, without charge to accruals for up to 12 weeks for the following qualifying events:

  • Birth of a child
  • Placement of a child for adoption
  • Placement of a child for foster care

PPL may begin on the date of birth, adoption or foster care placement, or any time thereafter within 7 months of the qualifying event. PPL ends 7 months from the date of the qualifying event.

PPL cannot be used intermittently and must be taken in a block of time. It can be taken in a portion of or for the full 12 weeks available, but once an employee returns from PPL, use of this benefit is no longer available.

All other leave benefits including use of accruals and the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), remain unchanged and available for use when applicable. PPL may not be used to extend employment beyond the point it would otherwise end by operation of law, rule, or regulation.

Eligible Employees

Employees must meet the following eligilbility requirements:

  • Represented by CSEA in the ASU, ISU, and OSU bargaining units
  • Work full-time or if part-time, work at least half-time (50%)
  • Have completed at least six months of State service

Paid Parental Leave for CSEA represented employees is available retroactively to April 2, 2023.

If a qualifying event occurred within seven months before the April 2, 2023 effective date of PPL for CSEA employees, an employee may use Paid Parental Leave, however the employee’s use of Paid Parental Leave must end within seven months of the qualifying event.

Contact Benefit Services regarding your leave of absence at ub-hr-leaves@buffalo.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact For Questions

State Benefits

Human Resources

Phone: 716-645-7777

Email: ub-hr-benefits@buffalo.edu