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Maternity Leave

Time Away From Work

View policy pdf:Maternity Leave Policy

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.


Responsible University Senior Administrator: Vice President for Finance & Administration

Responsible University Administrator: Associate Vice President for Human Resources

Policy Owner: Faculty and Staff Relations

Policy Contact: Sige Burden  

Phone Number / E-mail: 706-542-9231 /

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