Parental leave is a paid leave associated with the birth of an employee's own child or the placement of a child with the employee in connection with adoption or foster care. This type of absence is not charged against the employee's leave credits, and the amount of paid days received is based on the employee's bargaining agreement. Parental Leave pay may run concurrently with any other related leaves for which the employee is eligible.

If you have any questions, contact Kristen Bautista in the Department of Human Resources at 707.654.1146 or

The chart below is a reference that can be used to determine the amount of Parental Leave pay an employee is eligible for under this program. The MOU or policy is referred to for actual language and determination. * Denotes the benefit applies to Foster Care.

Paid Maternity, Paternity, Adoption and Parental Leave Grid


Effective Date of Coverage

Represented and nonrepresented employees deemed eligible for Maternity/Paternity/ Adoption Leave are covered by this benefit from the date of hire.

For newly hired employees that need to utilize such leave during the probationary period, may have the probationary period extended upon return from the leave. Please refer to the appropriate Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).