If a faculty member takes medical leave for a pregnancy, what date should be put down as the start date of the leave as the baby could come anytime?
The start date for the leave should be the estimated delivery date provided by the physician unless, for medical reasons, the physician provides a start date prior to the estimated delivery date. If the actual delivery date is within a close proximity of the estimated date, there is no need to redo all the paperwork. The faculty member should contact her department chair when the baby arrives so everyone will be aware when the leave has actually commenced. The length of the medical leave does not change. The only change is the start date and the end date of the leave. .