100 employees reported this benefit
7 weeks. Now 9 weeks.
Duke pays for 3 weeks and the rest is up to the employee's time off accumulation.
The give 3 weeks after you use 3 weeks of time.
You get three weeks paid immediately after birth of your child. Any additional time off must use accrued paid time off.
Never had to use but remember it was not a lot of time
Very flexible leave policy and can be much more generous depending on which department or unit you work in... For example, faculty leave is typically a 16 week semester.
A little complicated, requires you to use sick days first. May be unpaid.
While Duke is fairly standard as far as a US based maternity/ paternity leave goes, I feel it's better than many US companies. Obviously FMLA is followed, but beyond that, Duke provides 3 "free" paid weeks of maternity or paternity leave for both adoptions and child births.
Duke could offer employees much more paid time off for maternity/paternity leave.