We crowdsource Duke University's maternity, paternity and parental leave policies, based on Duke University's employee reviews and anonymous tips from Duke University employees.

Duke University Maternity and Paternity Leave Policies

Duke University offers 17 weeks of paid maternity leave, 9 weeks of unpaid maternity leave and 10 weeks of paid paternity leave. This information is based on anonymous tips submitted by employees.

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Minimum Paid Maternity Leave (weeks) 3
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Minimum Unpaid Maternity Leave (weeks)
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Minimum Paid Paternity Leave (weeks) 3
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Educational Services: College & Universities Maternity and Paternity Leave

How many weeks of paid maternity, unpaid maternity, paid paternity and unpaid paternity leave do employers in the Educational Services: College & Universities industry offer?

Benefits Median Average
Minimum Paid Maternity Leave (weeks) 6 8
Minimum Unpaid Maternity Leave (weeks) 8 9
Minimum Paid Paternity Leave (weeks) 4 7
Minimum Unpaid Paternity Leave (weeks) 12 10
Maternity Leaves Taken at Duke University
    • Madam Dukie
    • 3 weeks paid
    • 9 weeks unpaid
    • Sparkle
    • 6 weeks paid
    • weeks unpaid
    • PostDoc
    • 6 weeks paid
    • weeks unpaid
    • GirlBossanova569032
    • 3 weeks paid
    • weeks unpaid
    • Goalsetter973249
    • 3 weeks paid
    • 9 weeks unpaid
Duke University Maternity Leave Comments
  • "I've worked here for 5 years and while, like most universities, there are a large number of women in the workforce, few of them are in upper administration or tenured faculty roles. Support for family life is completely dependent on the department you work for. Though Duke HR claims to encourage systems like compressed work weeks or working remotely, this is not a reality in most departments here. Faculty receive much better parental leave benefits than staff which can cause strife within departments. The on-campus daycare "benefit" is a joke costing more than similarly ranked daycares in the area (and more than many lower ranked women make at Duke). Women are often paid less than their male counterparts for the same job and same experience levels." - Madam Dukie
  • "Duke is touted for great benefits but they only offer 6 weeks of parental leave and only half of that is paid, though you can also use vacation time if you have it. One bad supervisor can make your life a nightmare and there is no accountability, so get references you trust on any potential bosses. Duke is like the wild west (outside of the hierarchical academic structures), made up of many independent fiefdoms. This can be good and bad." - Madam anon611
  • "They used disability benefits to pay for maternity leave. I also used my vacation time. Maybe that's normal? " - Sparkle
  • "Duke provides up to three consecutive weeks of 100% paid parental leave to the eligible parent serving as the primary caregiver following the birth or adoption of a child. After 3 weeks, you may used any accrued PTO however if you do not have any accrued PTO it is unpaid." - PostDoc
  • "Took 12 with my own saved sick and vacation" - GirlBossanova569032
  • "Duke only offers 3 weeks paid leave. AND if your partner is a Duke employee, only one of you can take advantage of the parental paid leave policy. AND your coworkers are not allowed to donate PTO for your parental leave even though they allow PTO donation for pretty much any other medical reason. It's shameful how poor their paid leave policy is given they have one of the best children's hospitals in the region. Duke should know better and do better." - Goalsetter973249
  • "Source: https://hr.duke.edu/benefits/time-away/university" - Goalsetter973249

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