Sick leave can be taken for any incapacity related to pregnancy and for the mother’s recovery after birth, generally, 6-8 weeks as recommended by her physician. Sick leave (with and without pay) policies apply for absences related to pregnancy and post-partum recovery.
The Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (2010) and Georgia state law (O.C.G.A. 34-1-6) provide that a nursing mother shall have the opportunity to express breast milk for her infant during work hours. If employees request accommodations for breastfeeding, units should contact the Office of Faculty & Staff Relations regarding their responsibilities in accordance with federal and state regulations.