“Over the past month I have had the opportunity to be a full-time parent to my newborn son and my daughter. I have loved every minute of it. I have been able to help my wife recover...Thanks for supporting paternity leave.”

-Physician

MGPO Parental Leave FAQs

The Parental Leave Program for Professional Staff began in 2018, and replaces the Maternity Disability Program and Adoption Program. Appointed members of the MGH/MGPO Professional Staff (including faculty and research fellows) are eligible for 8 weeks of centrally funded paid leave when they become new parents. Please note that MGPO policies do not pertain to GME residents and fellows, who instead follow the GME trainee policies. Revisions to the GME Leave policy are in development.

To use this benefit, speak with your unit chief of service, department administrator, and MGPO benefits consultant.

For questions, please contact Dee Dee Chen, Director of Professional Staff Compensation and Benefits, MGH, ddchen@partners.org, (617) 643-7243