Human Resources


Adoption Leave

Adelphi University provides adoption leave to full-time non-union and Public Safety employees, who have worked for the University for at least one month. This leave can only be utilized if the employee does not qualify for a family leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (employed for at least 12 months and has worked 1,250 hours during the 12-month period prior to the start of a leave period) and upon approval of the supervisor.

Eligible employees will be allowed to take up to a maximum of eight (8) weeks of unpaid leave in order to care for a child being adopted by the eligible employee. Employees may supplement their unpaid leave with accrued vacation or personal days. A 30-day Leave of Absence cannot be added to the Adoption Leave.

Adelphi will continue to provide insurance benefits for eligible employees for the term of this leave, at the active employee rate, as long as the eligible employee continues to make the required contributions on a timely basis. If the employee does not return from Adoption leave, he or she will be required to reimburse the University for the full cost of benefits provided during the leave, including the portion of cost paid for by the University.

» Adoption Leave Application (PDF)


For further information, please contact:

Office of Human Resources
p – 516.877.3220
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