Parental Leave is a form of special part-time work arrangement for a limited specified time period, at management discretion, depending on departmental work exigencies and is offered only to full time female faculty/staff members who have completed one year's employment at AKU.
The faculty/staff member is required to work at least fifty percent of her regular full time weekly hours during the period of Parental Leave. Salary for the period of Parental Leave is pro-rated in accordance with the part-time work schedule i.e. the number of hours worked but the faculty/staff member continues to avail full benefits as applicable to the full-time employees.
Parental Leave is for a maximum period of twelve consecutive weeks, normally in continuation of Maternity Leave or in exceptional circumstances during the first year following Maternity Leave. It is admissible once in two years, and for a maximum of three times during a faculty/staff member's period of service.