Governing Documents: Staff
Effective Date:
October 1, 2001
Revised Date:
Review Date:
October 1, 2011
Approving Body:
Board of Governors, Vice-President (Administration)
Executive Director Human Resources
Applies to:

Group: All staff except where there are collective agreement provisions covering maternity and parental leave. This includes the following groups identified in Policy "Employee Organizations and Employment Groups":

1. The Executive Group (Academic & Support)
2. Senior Administration (Academic Staff)
3. Administrative (Academic Staff)
4. Geographic Full-time (Academic Staff)
5. Sessional Professional (Academic Staff)
6. Non-Degree Credit Programs (Academic Staff)
7. Research (Academic Staff)
8. Student (Academic Staff)
9. Other (Academic Staff)
10. Managerial (Support Staff)
11. Professional and Confidential (Support Staff)
12. Medical Practitioners (Support Staff)
13. Student (Support Staff)
14. Other (Support Staff)
15. Dental Clinical Staff Association (U.M.D.C.S.A.)

1.0 Reason for Policy

The purpose of this policy is to define the maternity and parental leave benefit plans provided by the University.

2.0 Policy Statement

The University of Manitoba will comply with the provincial legislation with respect to maternity and parental leave. In addition, as an incentive to attract and retain high quality staff, the University will provide eligible employees with the following maternity and parental leave options:

a) unpaid maternity and/or parental leave benefits (Plan A) in accordance with provincial legislation; or

b) paid maternity and/or parental leave benefits (Plan B) in addition to those maternity and parental leave benefits already provided by federal Employment Insurance programs.

3.0 Accountability

3.1 The Vice-President (Administration) and/or the President is responsible for initiating a formal review of this policy and any procedures relating to the policy by the Executive Director of Human Resources.

3.2 The Executive Director of Human Resources is responsible for the communication, administration and interpretation of this policy.

4.0 Secondary Documents

4.1 The Approving Body may approve Procedures which are secondary to and comply with this Policy.

4.2 Administration may approve Procedures which are secondary to and comply with this Policy, subject to the following limitations: None

5.0 Review

5.1 Formal Policy reviews will be conducted every ten (10) years. The next scheduled review date for this Policy is October 1, 2011.

5.2 In the interim, this Policy may be revised or rescinded if:

(a) the Approving Body deems necessary; or
(b) the relevant Bylaw, Regulations or Policy is revised or rescinded.

5.3 If this Policy is revised or rescinded, all Secondary Documents will be reviewed as soon as reasonable possible in order to ensure that they:

(a) comply with the revised Policy; or
(b) are in turn rescinded.

6.0 Effect on Previous Statements

6.1 This Policy supersedes Policy 607 Maternity and Parental Leave for Adoption.

7.0 Cross References

Procedure: Maternity and Parental Leave