Paid Benefits When Transitioning to Faculty
Avoid any break in service.
If you end one appointment and have a break in service (even 1 day), then you are considered a “new hire” and your seniority begins again. A new employee would only be eligible for the paid maternity benefit. Unless you have 6 months of service at the time of the event (birth, adoption, foster), you would forgo the additional paid parental leave.
If there is no break in service when transitioning to a new appointment, you will continue to be eligible for both paid maternity and parental benefits.
The entire benefit can be found at: http://www.spg.umich.edu/policy/201.30-6