Parental Leave Overview

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If eligible, FMLA/CFRA provides 12 weeks of job and benefit protection.

  • 8 of the 12 weeks of FMLA/CFRA are paid with Paid Family Leave (PFL) and, if eligible, SF Paid Parental Leave (PPLO).
  • PFL pays appx 60% of wages, up to $1,540 per week for 2022. SFPPLO pays up to approximately a maximum of 40% of wages.
  • 4 remaining weeks of FMLA/CFRA are paid with vacation or unpaid.
  • FMLA/CFRA, for the purpose of baby bonding, must be taken in two-week increments; shorter increments will be allowed on two occasions.
  • University-provided benefits remain intact while on an FMLA/CFRA leave. Premiums will continue to be deducted from the pay you are receiving from USF.
  • Tristar administers parental leave and issues PFL payments. PPLO payments are issued by USF.


  1. Tristar is the university's leave of absence administration partner.
  2. Notify your supervisor of your leave dates.
  3. Review Tristar's Leave Request Reporting Instructions.
  4. Contact Tristar at 1-844-702-2352 or
  5. Email