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Papamonat and Parental Leave for Fathers

Expecting a child is a very special event in life. However, before the child arrives, there are many things that need to be planned, considered and calculated. Information, talks and ideas can be helpful in that situation.

Once the child is born, things often look different. Plans need to be adjusted. The aim is to build a stable, yet flexible family organisation, to plan a smooth re-entry to the workplace, and ultimately, to achieve a work-family balance.

 

Managerial staff – what you need to know

  • “Papamonat” is the early parental leave for fathers granted by the University in return for not receiving salary for up to one month. Up to three months after the child’s birth, young fathers can receive a “family time bonus” (Familienzeitbonus) for a “Papamonat” lasting one calendar month. 
     
  • After that, the employee is entitled to fathers’ parental leave until the child’s 2nd birthday. Under certain conditions, he may have a legal entitlement to part-time work for parents until the child’s 7th birthday.
    Legal information on parental leave
     
  • Irrespective of whether parental leave for fathers is claimed or not, some forms of childcare allowances make marginal employment or further additional earnings possible.
     
  • If possible, talk to your employee about his planning of re-entry to the workplace and discuss dates, work hours and content with him.
     
  • If possible, make an appointment, ideally during the first few months of parental leave for fathers, to discuss the plan and to possibly adapt it.
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  • Which work-related contents are going to be handed over/completed/continued? Are you going to stay in touch? If so, how often and by whom?
     
  • Please do not hesitate to contact us, if questions arise.

 

General/scientific staff – what you need to know

  • “Papamonat” is the early parental leave for fathers granted for up to one month between the child’s birth and the end of maternity protection leave in return for not receiving your salary. During this time, your employment and insurance protection is guaranteed, but you are not entitled to holiday leave. Young fathers can receive a “family time bonus” (Familienzeitbonus) for a “Papamonat” lasting one calendar month. This sum of money will be deducted later on if you decide to claim childcare allowance. 
     
  • You are entitled to parental leave for fathers until your child’s 2nd birthday. Under certain conditions, you may even be entitled to part-time work for parents until the child’s 7th birthday.
    Legal information on parental leave
     
  • Prepare to talk to your superior and think about possible leaving scenarios, hand-over modalities and arrangements for substitutes; are you going to stay in touch and use your e-mail account? 
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  • Irrespective of whether you claim parental leave for fathers or not, some forms of childcare allowances make marginal employment or further additional earnings possible. However, during parental leave as defined by labour law, earnings must not exceed the marginal earnings threshold. Recipients of childcare allowances are fully insured. 
     
  • Adapt your re-entry to the workplace to suit your family context and its requirements. Find a childcare arrangement in good time and plan a certain time period for the child’s familiarisation.
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  • Various flexible childcare options may be of use in addition to or in place of a family network.
    Flexible childcare
     
  • unikid & unicare hands over a welcome package containing information and small gifts to all new parents.
     
  • Please do not hesitate to contact us, if questions arise.

Contact

Mag. Julia Spiegl, Head of department
Harrachgasse 32, 8010 Graz
Phone:+43 (0)316 380 - 2168

Please make an appointment

Helpful

Information on financial support
unikid - living with children
unicare - caring for adults/elderly

application forms day care leave, birth, Papamonat, parental leave, care leave, end-of-life care leave, ...

Guideline on sabbaticals and leaves (German only)

The Infoservice Work-Family Balance offers

Specific and compact information on facts and deadlines

Recommendations on possible courses of action

Support in identifying and clarifying related questions for all persons concerned

Support in designing (interim) solutions

A professional framework for the adaptation of plans and possibilities

Available in print, online, confidentially in person, as a workshop or presentation.

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