Paid Parental Leave (PPL)
On May 12, 2023, Governor Henry McMaster signed into law the Paid Parental Leave (PPL) Act for eligible school district employees to provide six weeks of paid leave at one hundred percent of the eligible state employee’s base pay or two weeks of paid leave at one hundred percent of the eligible state employee’s base pay depending on the qualifying event.
Qualifying events include the birth of a newborn biological child to an eligible state employee or a co-parent’s newborn child, fostering a child in state custody or the initial legal placement of a child by adoption. [To qualify for Paid Parental Leave (PPL), the adoption, birth, or foster care placement must occur on or after June 26, 2023].
To be eligible for Paid Parental Leave, the employee must occupy all or part of a full-time equivalent (FTE) position. There is no service requirement to be eligible for PPL. Employees occupying all or part of an FTE position are immediately eligible for PPL. Eligibility determinations are made as of the date of the birth, adoption, or foster care placement.
Click the link below to access the Paid Parental Leave (PPL) form:
If you have any additional questions, please contact Lois Howell at 803-231-7429. Completed and signed forms should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.