View Bill 18-19-35

Senate Bill 18-19-35

Bill ID: 18-19-35
Name: Interim Policy on Staff Parental Leave and Other Family Supports
Proposed: 09/19/2019
Sponsor: President's Office
Proposal: Senate Bill 859 - State Employees - Parental Leave provides up to 60 days of paid parental leave up to one year following the birth or adoption of a child. As a result of the new law, the University System of Maryland (USM) revised its Policy on Parental Leave and Other Family Supports for Staff (VII-7.49) and asked all USM institutions to align their policies accordingly. President Loh approved interim changes to the University of Maryland Policy on Staff Parental Leave and Other Family Supports (VII-7.49[A]) on September 19, 2019, pending University Senate review.
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Policy: https://president.umd.edu/sites/president.umd.edu/files/files/documents/policies/VII-749A.pdf

Status

Status: Completed
Completed On: 03/25/2020

History

Approval(s):
Presidential Approval: 03/25/2020
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Reviewed By: Senate
Received: 02/25/2020
Decision Date: 03/03/2020
Decision: The Senate voted to approve the proposal.
Next Step: Presidential Approval
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Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 02/14/2020
Decision Date: 02/21/2020
Decision: The SEC voted to place the report on the agenda of the March 3, 2020, Senate meeting for consideration.
Next Step: Senate Review
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Reviewed By: Staff Affairs Committee
Received: 09/25/2019
Decision Date: 01/17/2020
Decision Due By: 02/07/2020
Decision: The Staff Affairs Committee voted to forward its recommendations to the SEC for consideration.
Actions: The committee began work on the charge at its October 2 meeting. It met with a representative of University Human Relations at its meeting on October 23 and began developing proposed revisions to the interim policy. At its remaining fall meeting, the committee discussed ways to gather feedback from staff who had utilized the benefit and reviewed relevant state legislation and USM policy.

At its meeting on January 17, 2020, the committee considered feedback from staff who have used the benefit, and approved revisions to the interim policy.
Next Step: SEC Review
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Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 09/19/2019
Decision Date: 09/20/2019
Decision: The SEC voted to charge the Staff Affairs Committee with a review of the interim policy.
Next Step: Staff Affairs Committee Review
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