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Paid Family Leave (PFL)

Paid Family Leave (PFL) lets eligible New York State employees take paid time off for qualifying reasons, including:

  • Bond with a child during the first 12 months following the birth, adopted, or foster placement of the child
  • Care for a family member with a serious health condition (spouse/domestic partner, child, parent (in-laws and step), grandparent, and grandchild and in loco parentis relationships
  • Assist a family member called to active military service (spouse/domestic partner, child, parent)

Explore the policy

For full details, reference the Paid Family Leave policy on the University’s policies website.

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How to apply for Paid Family Leave

An employee is responsible for notifying the University that they intend to apply for PFL benefits. For any type of foreseeable PFL, an employee must provide at least 30 days’ notice. Otherwise, the employee must give notice as soon as possible.

University of Rochester employees looking to open a PFL claim must call Hartford, our PFL insurance carrier, at (866) 548-3101. Hartford will then explain the process and provide an acknowledgment letter, along with any applicable certification forms.

Helpful resources

In addition to the information you’ll find in the official policy, these documents and guides might be helpful to you.

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