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

University of California Berkeley Maternity and Paternity Leave Policies

University of California Berkeley offers 32 weeks of paid maternity leave, 6 weeks of unpaid maternity leave and 16 weeks of paid paternity leave. This information is based on anonymous tips submitted by employees.

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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 University of California Berkeley
    • anon1509
    • 6 weeks paid
    • 6 weeks unpaid
University of California Berkeley Maternity Leave Comments
  • "Negotiate for a bigger salary up front because it's very challenging to get any kind of raise once you're in the job; most people get substantial raises by moving to a higher ranked position within the university. Also, when you start they offer to let you sign up for their supplemental disability insurance without having to apply -- DO IT. I did not and regret it. This is the thing that actually gives you some $$ during maternity leave (because pregnancy is considered a "disability"). The UC doesn't pay anything! All you get is the FMLA 12 weeks of unpaid leave. You have to make up the 12 weeks somehow out of your sick/vacation/disability pay. You have to pay for the disability insurance, but to my mind, it's worth it." - Madam SPG
  • "The compensation was only a small percentage of my usual salary, and I had to purchase additional supplemental disability insurance to get more compensation. Additionally, I was required to use up to 20 sick/vacation days before I could use the paid leave option. Finally, the process for getting leave set up was complicated and even after I completed everything, I received less compensation than was explained to me. " - anon1509
  • "Flexible hours, and understanding of family obligations, but no parental leave. " - anon5096
  • "There is no paid maternity leave. There is only the 6-8 weeks of disability." - Anonymous
  • "there is no paid maternity leave at all. all there is is 60% disability pay for 6-8 weeks, which you have to opt into when you get hired. you also have to use up all your sick leave before you can get the disability pay. your job is protected for up to 20 weeks total." - Anonymous

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