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(A) If the employee is eligible, he or she is entitled to take leave due to the birth, placement or adoption of a child or to care for the child. The leave may begin prior to the birth, placement or adoption, but the right to leave, based on one of these events, will expire 12 months after the birth, placement or adoption.
(B) Both mother and father are entitled to leave. If both mother and father are employed by the city, they may both take leave, but the total number of weeks cannot exceed 12 work weeks.
(C) The employee must give the Human Resources Department 30 days’ notice before the date leave is to begin. If the need for leave or the timing of the leave is unforeseeable, he or she must give the Human Resources Department notice of the need for leave as soon as practicable, but in no event later than two working days of learning for the need for the leave.
(D) Leave due to birth, placement or adoption of a child cannot be taken intermittently or on a reduced schedule basis unless the Human Resources Department gives written approval.
(1984 Code, § 33.53) (Ord. O-28-17, passed 11-28-2017)