Staff Council continues to gather information on parental leave

Governance group also closer to sharing results of staff survey
By Staff

The University of Colorado Staff Council committee studying paid parental leave continues to gather data about peer institutions and businesses that offer the benefit.

The information could help inform the possible development of a policy for the university.

CU Regent Heidi Ganahl has offered to help research federal legislation on the topic. Committee members also will discuss with administrators any potential costs of a policy and what resources would be needed to fill positions during employee leaves.

The committee updated the entire council on its efforts during its Nov. 19 meeting at CU Boulder.

Parental leave is just one of the policies of interest to staff members, according to results of the council’s working survey which was conducted last year. The council expects to release findings from that survey in December.

In other business at last week’s meeting, council members discussed developing a mission statement for the group and an anti-bullying policy drafted by Faculty Council members.

At the council’s November meeting, Dan Montez, director of the Office of Policy and Efficiency, will offer guidelines on how council members can best approach policies up for review and provide constructive input about recommended revisions.