A child care leave of absence without pay shall be granted to any employee (male or
female) who becomes the parent of a child up to four years of age (or whose domestic
partner registered pursuant to the New York City Administrative Code Section 3-240 et
seq.) becomes the parent of a child up to four years of age), either by birth or by
adoption, for a period of up to forty-eight (48) months. The use of this maximum
allowance will be limited to one instance only. All other child care leaves of an
employee shall be limited to a thirty-six (36) month maximum.
* Refer to prior Citywide Agreement for accrual rate in effect prior to July 1, 1991.
Prior to the commencement of child care leave, an employee shall be continued in pay
status for a period of time equal to all of the employee's unused accrued annual leave and
compensatory time (including FLSA compensatory time).
Employees, who initially elect to take less than the forty-eight (48) month maximum
period of leave or the thirty-six (36) months, may elect to extend such leave by up to two
extensions, each extension to be a minimum of six (6) months. However, in no case may
the initial leave period plus the one or two extensions total more than forty-eight (48)
months or thirty-six (36) months.
This provision shall not diminish the right of the Agency Head or the Personnel Director,
as set forth in Rule 5.1 of the Leave Regulations, to grant a further leave of absence
without pay for child care purposes.
Social Service Employees Union Local 371
817 Broadway, New York, NY 10003