Parental leave

You are entitled to take 26 weeks of parental leave (in accordance with your contract of employment) for each child up to eight years old. If you have been employed by Radboud University for at least one year, you will receive 70% or 62.5% of your salary for the hours of leave that you take for each week during 13 of the 26 weeks.  The other 13 weeks will be unpaid.

You may take your parental leave per week. You can take parental leave in any way you like, unless it is not possible due to company or departmental reasons.  For example, because a certain department would be understaffed as a result.

You are not entitled to parental leave if you have already taken parental leave for the same child with another employer. If you have not taken the full entitlement, the weeks taken will be settled.

Multiple birth

In the case of a multiple birth, parental leave may be taken separately for each child. 

Parental leave in case of adoption / foster child

When you take parental leave for an adopted or foster child, you are entitled to 70% of your salary during the first year after the child enters the family. If the child is not yet 8 years old.

Requests 

If you wish to take parental leave, you will need to notify your supervisor in writing at least two months in advance. Please include the following information in your request:

  1. The period during which period you wish to take your leave 
  2. The number of hours of leave that you want to take per week  
  3. The way in which you plan to spread the hours of leave over the week 

Once you have received approval from your supervisor, you can request your leave from the Human Resources Department (HR). For this purpose, you can use the ‘Parental Leave Request Form’ at the bottom of this page.

Financial implications

Partially paid leave

  • For the hours on which parental leave is granted, you retain 70% (during the child's first year of life) or 62.5% (after the child's first year of life) of your salary.
  • Your allowance for your travel expenses between your home and place of work will be adjusted in accordance with your workdays.
  • If you become ill or you are unable to work, your parental leave will continue and payment of your leave will remain at 70% or 62.5% of your salary.
  • Parental leave will be postponed during pregnancy and maternity leave.
  • You will only accrue statutory holiday hours during your parental leave.

Unpaid leave

  • You will not receive any salary for the hours during which parental leave has been granted.
  • Your allowance for your travel expenses between your home and place of work will be adjusted in accordance with your workdays.
  • If you become ill or you are unable to work, your parental leave will continue.
  • Parental leave will be postponed during pregnancy and maternity leave.
  • You will continue to accrue pension rights during your leave. You will be required to pay both the employee’s and the employer’s share of the pension contribution during your leave. This contribution will either be deducted from your part-time salary or will be deducted during the entire period of your leave.
  • You will not accrue any holiday hours while you are taking your parental leave.

 

Leave No loss of salary No loss of pension accrual Accrual of holiday hours
Paid parental leave  70% or   62,5%                   v Statutory holiday hours
Unpaid parental leave              x  Employee pays 100% of the premium              x

Application for UWV benefit

The university will apply to the UWV on your behalf for a benefit when you take paid parental leave during the child's first year of life.

Contact

Need help? Get in touch with your personnel HR officer.

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