BCPS provides eligible employees the use of up to six or eight weeks (dependent on type of delivery) of their accrued personal illness absence time immediately following the birth of a child by an immediate family member (as defined by the appropriate bargaining unit agreement).

If an employee is eligible for FMLA, this leave runs concurrently with approved FMLA.

For more detailed information on Paternity leave, please review the Paternity Leave Requirements and Information Sheet.

For Frequently Asked Questions, please review our Maternity and Paternity Leave FAQs.

Required forms:
Applications for Leaves of Absence and Conversions
Certification of Health Care Provider for Family Member’s Serious Health Condition (FMLA eligible leaves only)
MSRPS Form 46 (Required for members of the Maryland State Retirement Agency only)