Paid Parental Leave Eligibility Tool

Paid Parental Leave (PPL) grants up to 12 weeks of paid leave to eligible Federal employees, substituted for FMLA unpaid leave, in connection with the qualifying birth of an employee’s child or the placement of a child with an employee for adoption or foster care. This is a tool that will help employees determine their eligibility for paid parental leave at NIH.

1. I am currently an...
2. My work schedule is...
3. I have completed at least 12 months of Federal service (including previous Federal service, and military service which qualifies as honorable active service in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Space Force, or Marine Corps of the United States.)
4. I am on an appointment of more than 1 year in duration

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You are eligible for Paid Parental Leave.

For more information, visit Process for Requesting Paid Parental Leave

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You may be eligible for Paid Parental Leave.

Only Title 42 employees hired via the Special Consultants (42 U.S.C. 209(f)); Service Fellows (42 U.S.C. 209(g)); or the Senior Biomedical Research and Biomedical Product Assessment Service (SBRBPAS) (42 U.S.C. 237(b)) authorities, including hires made via other Title 42 authorities under the 21st Century Cures Act are eligible for PPL.

If you are a Fellow other than a Federal Title 42 employee in one of the former categories, please refer to the NIH Guide to Parental Leave, NIH Leave Bank, or contact your servicing Administrative Officer for other leave options.

Fellows hired under Title 5 Appointing Authorities may be eligible for PPL, contingent on appointment duration, work schedule, and length of service. Please contact for more information.

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You are not eligible for Paid Parental Leave.

Please visit the NIH Guide to Parental Leave or NIH Leave Bank pages for other potential leave options.

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You are not eligible for Paid Parental Leave.

Please contact your Contract supervisor or servicing Administrative Officer for information on your benefits.