Family Medical Leave (FML) Policy:
The Diocese of St. Petersburg has a specific policy that supersedes any other FMLA policy.
The Diocese of St. Petersburg complies with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and will grant up to 12 weeks of leave during a 12-month period to eligible employees (or up to 26 weeks of military caregiver leave). The purpose of this policy is to provide employees with a general description of their FMLA rights. In the event of any conflict between this policy and the applicable law, employees will be afforded all rights required by law. If you have any questions, concerns or disputes with this policy, please contact the Benefits Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 727-344-1611
Required forms are below:
Request FML here
Employer response form here
Fitness for Duty Certification form here
Parental Leave Policy:
Forming the Family in the Faith: Parental Leave effective January 22, 2024
The birth or adoption of a child is an exciting time for expecting parents and for their families whether they are giving birth to a child or receiving a child through adoption. The birth or adoption of a child is an opportunity for the family to form how they will grow in faith and nurture the domestic church. The Diocese of St. Petersburg supports its married employees to fully embrace their God-given role as husband and wife to become parents. The Diocese provides eligible married employees up to eight (8) weeks paid parental leave (separate from paid vacation, sick or short-term disability leave).The purpose of the leave is to allow the mother to recover and for both parents to bond with their newborn or newly adopted child, to form or re-invigorate the spiritual foundation of the family, and to achieve a balance between their employment and their new family obligations.
Paid parental leave will allow for the family to have time to spiritually bond without financial hardship or the stress of pastoral ministry commitments.
If you have any questions, concerns or disputes with this policy, please contact the Benefits Administrator at email@example.com or call 727-344-1611
All Full-time and Part-time With Benefits employees are provided Disability insurance at no cost to the employee. Please click link below to view.
Short and Long Term Disability Insurance