Posts Tagged ‘work/life balance’

Mother’s Day

Monday, May 10th, 2010

In honor of yesterday’s holiday, let me highlight resources for parents in the Department of Medicine.

The Department sponsors backup childcare when gaps in regular care arise. It costs $15 an hour with a four-hour minimum. The care givers are available day or evening, weekdays or weekends.

I have to admit that finding out information about maternity leaves at BU is confusing. The website for the Associate Provost for Faculty Development lists a draft policy that is still under debate. The Faculty Handbook offers its own policy.

There’s a whole different policy that governs physicians covered by BMC’s Faculty Practice Plan. While it may be impractical to have a single policy covering all faculty, it would make it easier to centralize the information.