Parental Leave

Congratulations on your expanding family! Here are some resources to make this transition a smoother one.

Parental Leave - Faculty

Parental Leave - Staff


Virginia Human Rights Act - Reasonable Accommodations for Pregnancy (effective July 1, 2020)

The University provides reasonable accommodations for pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, including lactation, unless the accommodation imposes an undue hardship. Reasonable accommodations include more frequent or longer bathroom breaks, breaks to express breast milk, access to a private location other than a bathroom for the expression of breast milk, acquisition or modification of equipment or access to or modification of employee seating, a temporary transfer to a less strenuous or hazardous position, assistance with manual labor, job restructuring, a modified work schedule, light duty assignments, and leave to recover from childbirth.

PUMP Act (effective December 29, 2022)

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) as extended by the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers Act (PUMP Act), the University provides reasonable break time and a private space for an employee to express breast milk for their nursing child for one year after the child's birth each time such employee has need to express milk.

Lactation Stations & Support

Please see the Nursing Parents webpage for information on pumping at work.

Childcare Resources

A listing of resources is available on our Dependent Care page.