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We are pleased to announce the introduction of the Paid Parental Leave policy for staff of parishes, schools, and agencies of the Pastoral Center!!!

Please see the Policy, Procedures and Application below. 


Please contact HR at (312) 534-5360 if you have questions on the process or documentation. 


Leave of Absence Check List

Step 1:  Determine if the employee is requesting a Medical/FMLA leave or a Personal Leave. There are two forms.


If employee is requesting a Medical Leave.... If employee is requesting a Personal Leave...

Step 2: Employee must fill out the FMLA Request form. The form can be downloaded below:

FMLA Request Form

Step 2: Employee must fill out the Personal Leave form. The form can be downloaded below:

Personal Leave Form

Step 3: The Supervisor or Human Resources completes and returns the FMLA Eligibility Form to the employee informing them whether they are eligible for Family Medical Leave. The form can be downloaded below:

FMLA Eligibility Form

Step 3: The employer simply approves or denies the employee's request for a personal leave. Personal leaves are approved by the Pastor and/or Principal. If you are not sure if the leave is personal or medical, please call Human Resources.


Step 4: The Employee submits the appropriate supporting documentation based on the circumstances requiring the leave.  The forms can be downloaded below:

Health Care provider form for Family Member's Serious Health Condition (Form WH – 380 – F)


Health Care provider form for Employee's Serious Health Condition (Form WH – 380 – E)*

* The employer should provide the doctor with the employee's most current job description.

Step 5: The Pastor/Administrator/Principal, or HR at the Pastoral Center, approves/denies/or defers the employee’s request for the leave via the FMLA Designation Notice. The form can be downloaded below:

FMLA Designation Notice

Step 6: The employee must provide a Notice from the doctor that he/she has been cleared to return to work with or without limitations, on or before his/her first day back to work.

Paid Parental Leave

Paid Parental Leave Procedures

Application for FMLA leave must be submitted to the local benefit administrator (ie, Parish/School/Pastoral Center HR), following existing process for Leaves of absences.

Paid Parental Leave Application form must be completed indicating the date of birth/adoption and the period of time to be covered by the paid parental leave benefit.

Sick time must be used during the period of disability, deferring use of paid parental leave. Please contact Human Resources at 312-534-5360 for assistance on the forms or process.