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Maternity Leave

​Eligibility for paid benefits (Short-term Disability):

  • At least 6 months of cumulative full-time service
  • Adherence to university policy and procedures and timely completion of all required forms
Paid Benefits:
  • Employees will be eligible for 6 or 8 weeks of short-term disability paid at 100%.
  • Additional 2 weeks *parental leave to be coordinated with FMLA​.
*Effective since November 1, 2017, for the birth, adoption, or placement of a foster child/children occurring on or after November 1, 2017.

Steps to apply for maternity leave:
  • Contact your manager to inform him or her of your absence/need for a leave of absence
  • Contact The Hartford (DePaul’s leave of absence administrator) at 888-301-5615 to file your claim before going out on leave. It is recommended to file a claim at least 30 days in advance.
  • After you file a claim, your case manager will contact you 2 days before your leave is scheduled to start.
After delivery:
  • Report birth to The Hartford through your case manager.
  • If you plan to extend your leave through the full 12 weeks of FMLA, you’ll need to inform The Hartford to open a “bonding” leave.
  • Add your newborn to your coverage. Contact the Benefits Team

Additional resources: Employee Assistance Program

For more information, contact the Benefits Team online​​ or call (312) 362-8232.​​