5.5 Parental Leave
All full-time and part-time employees of the town of Clinton who have successfully completed the required probationary period.
Parental leaves shall be granted to an employee for a period not to exceed twelve (12) week for the purpose of child birth or adoption of a child. The employee shall notify the appointing authority at least two weeks prior to the anticipated date of departure and of the intention to return. The employee shall be restored to the same or similar position with the same status, pay, and seniority as of the date of the leave. Any compensation will be based on accumulated leave time at the request of the