paternity leave in december

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Forty6and2, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. Forty6and2

    Forty6and2 I'm Broken

    would i be able to use a vacation week instead of regular paternity leave? we don't get paid for paternity leave but we do for vacation...
  2. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    i could have sworn you got paid for paternity leave not a full week like 3 days
  3. Forty6and2

    Forty6and2 I'm Broken

    hmm... maybe in your part of the country. they are telling me not here!
  4. sx2700

    sx2700 Banned

    I never got it.
  5. disneyworld

    disneyworld Active Member

    I never got paternity pay. I could be wrong but I believe you have the option to use vacation time when on FMLA.
  6. Forty6and2

    Forty6and2 I'm Broken

    thank you, i may look into that option.
  7. Mike Hawk

    Mike Hawk New Member

    Paternity is FMLA leave as I understand it, unpaid.
  8. smf0605

    smf0605 Member

    Paternity is FMLA and you can use your vacation so that you get paid.
  9. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    I believe if you take FMLA you must use all but 1 week of vacation. If you have vac. time left.
  10. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    For FMLA you MAY be required to use accrued paid time off which in UPS speak means they WILL make you use accrued time off if you have any remaining. When you fill out the paperwork make sure you apply for INTERMITTENT leave. This will allow you,even now,to accompany your wife and child to doctor visits and such before as well as after the birth as you see fit. Most likely you will need to apply for now until the end of the year and in December reapply for January 01-December 31 of 2009. Remember INTERMITTENT.
  11. Forty6and2

    Forty6and2 I'm Broken

    thank you everyone. you have all been wonderful help!
  12. rod

    rod retired and happy

    They actually give you time off now in December when your wife has a baby? I begged for time off (unpaid) when both of my kids were born. (Dec.24 and Nov. 3) and they wouldn't give it to me. " Can't spare you" was all I heard. :angry:
  13. Cobra Agent

    Cobra Agent Mandalorian

    My son was born in Jan. I had a really cool supe. I planned one week vacation at the time of his birth. I also got an extra 3 days of paid days off. There is some sort of code that the sups can enter to get this done. But I believe you can only take FMLA is there is complications with the baby or complications with your wife during/after pregnancy. But in the real world the baby will never come when the dr says unless it is a c-section. Talk to your sups and explain the situation they should work with you.......Should, but problaby wont. good look and congrats!
  14. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    FMLA may be taken both before and after the birth whether or not there are complications.
  15. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey


    My daughter was born on Dec. 19th with a scheuled induction. I was already approved for 6 weeks of FMLA. I ended up only taking 4 weeks. We were both sick of me bieing home after 4 weeks.

    You are allowed 12 weeks per year under FMLA. When you take FMLA it does not have to be consecutive days/weeks. You have a total of 12 weeks available to you as needed. You can take 3 weeks here and 4 weeks there. It does not have to be concurrent.
    FMLA is unpaid leave. YOU have the option to be paid out for your vacations to cover this, not the company. you can be paid off for all of your sick/personal (option)/ and vaction time except for one week.

    And to top it off, I will tell you that my boss was an absolute jerk at the time and it gave me GREAT pleasure leaving him without me foe the last 5 days of peak. Especially since my avg non-peak stop count was 125 a the time but he felt it necessary to send me out with 250 and no helper. He tried to get me to have my wife change her induction to the next week. She was already 10 days past her due date. what a tool :rolleyes:
  16. over9.5-under D

    over9.5-under D New Member

    FMLA in california you get paid 6 weeks .you get paid through the state not UPS you are allowed to take 12 weeks but only 6 weeks are paid you can break it up if you like and it is not only for the birth of a child . you can use it to take care of a sick family member also. might be different in other states check with human resources or your local EDD office
  17. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    That 6 weeks paid by the state sounds like a cailfornia give away. The FMLA is a federal law.
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Packages first, then people.

    They should put that on the side of Ragan's car next year--that would certainly put truth back in our advertising.
  19. chev

    chev Nightcrawler

    Isn't it amazing how much some (not all) sups care so much about their employees? To think that your wife would put off her induction for his selfish ass is incredible.
  20. But Benefits Are Great!

    But Benefits Are Great! Just Words On A Screen

    You should, and probably will receive a warning letter.

    Clearly, this was an avoidable accident.