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Adoption leave

Changes to University Maternity and Adoption Pay

The University improved its Maternity and Adoption pay offerings in January 2020. The changes intended to make our offering more generous and competitive within the sector as well as seeking to retain key colleagues at University post maternity or adoption leave. Further information about the changes can be found here

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Adoption Leave FAQsLink opens in a new window

Time off for adoption leave should now be requested directly in SuccessFactors. Details of how to do this are contained in the guides and checklists found in the Quick Links box on the right hand side of this page.

Please contact your link HR Business Partner if you have any queries.

FOR INFORMATION ONLY: Previous Adoption Leave and Pay Policy

Process for recruiting Adoption Leave cover

The SuccessFactors system only allows one person to ‘occupy’ a position at a time and employees on long-term leave (e.g. maternity and adoption leave) still occupy their role during their absence.

This means another position needs to be created for their temporary cover and you need to complete an ‘HR - R1 Request to Create a New Position’ form and get approval to appoint to this before you can submit an ‘HR-R5 Offer Request’ form to make an offer to someone.

Appendix 1 of the 'How to...Manage Positions in SuccessFactors' guide explains this process in more detail.