New benefits

Policy allows for paid adoption, paternity leaves

As of June 1, Tufts began offering enhanced adoption and paternity leave benefits to eligible faculty and staff.

Under the new policy, benefits-eligible faculty and staff who are primary caregivers will be allowed to apply up to four weeks of available sick time to adoption and paternity leaves. This paid time off must be taken at the time of the adoption or birth and must be taken consecutively.

Prior to the new policy, time taken off for adoption or paternity leave was unpaid.

If you are planning on taking an adoption or paternity leave, contact your campus Human Resources office for more specifics on the new policy. Information can also be found at