Paid parental leave (PPL)

LFUCG provides full-time and part-time employees for up to four weeks of Paid Parental Leave (PPL) due to the birth of a child or placement of a child with the employee for adoption and up to two weeks of PPL due to placement of a child with the employee for foster care provided that such birth, adoption or placement occurred on or after July 1, 2022. The following terms and conditions apply:

  • The employee shall have worked for LFUCG for at least 12 continuous months with a minimum of 1,250 hours of service immediately prior to the qualifying event.
  • An employee is eligible for this benefit no more than one time in a calendar year.
  • A qualifying event that includes more than one child does not extend the number of weeks an eligible employee may receive.
  • If both parents work for LFUCG, each parent may be eligible for the full PPL benefit for their own use under these terms and conditions.

The PPL portion of an employee’s period of approved leave must be used continuously as opposed to intermittently and within six months after the qualifying event. If the leave is not used by the employee before the end of the six-month period, it shall not accumulate.

PPL is used concurrently with any available Family and Medical Leave (FMLA leave) in the calendar year; however, an employee may still qualify for PPL if they have exhausted 12-weeks of FMLA leave for a non-related qualifying event. For the purpose of this policy, related qualifying events include: birth of a child or placement of a child for adoption or foster care; and, bonding with a child within one year of birth or placement.

An employee who wishes to utilize Paid Parental Leave (PPL) shall follow the usual and customary procedures for requesting Family and Medical Leave.  For more information, including a link to the most up-to-date Request for Family and Medical Leave form, see the Family and Medical Leave section of the LFUCG Employee Handbook.

For more information, contact the human resources benefits section at (859) 258-3030 or

Code of Ordinances, Sec. 21-37.3 – Leave of absence (Paid Parental Leave)