UUP Paid Family Leave

As of January 1, 2019 SUNY Management Confidential and UUP- represented employees are eligible for NYS Paid Family Leave (PFL).

The purpose of PFL is to help employees with work-life balance by providing a paid leave alternative to charging paid leave accruals for leaves of absence to attend to family* needs associated with:

  • the birth or placement of a biological, adopted, or foster child (first 12 months)
  • a family member's serious health condition (physical or psychological care)
  • a call to active duty in the U.S. armed forces (qualifying exigency)

* Please contact Human Resources for the definition of "family" under PFL.

PFL Benefit

PFL for 2019: up to ten weeks of leave in any 52-week period, paid at 55% of the employee's average weekly wage, not to exceed 55% of the State Average Weekly Wage.

While on PFL, employment is protected; health insurance is also protected, provided premiums continue to be paid. Once health insurance premiums stop being paid for through biweekly payroll deductions, the NYS Dept. of Civil Service Employee Benefits Division will bill enrollees directly via U.S. Mail. As PFL is a leave without pay, retirement contributions and service credit are not applicable while on PFL.

Additional Information About Paid Family Leave

Paid Family Leave Notice to Employees
Frequently Asked Questions
Five Facts About PFL
Statement of Rights for Paid Family Leave
Additional SUNY PFL information


Paid Family Leave Forms

Bonding PFL Packet
Care of a Family Member PFL Packet
Military Leave PFL Packet

Please contact the Employee Benefits Coordinator at 716-673-3434 if you think you may be eligible for a leave under NYS Paid Family Leave


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