Enhancements to your Parental, Care and Bereavement Leaves

Expecting a new child in your home?

Effective January 1, 2023, additional paid leave through the Parental Leave Policy will be available. As previously announced, these enhancements are available for a child born or adopted on or after July 1, 2022.

  • Primary Parental Leave is increasing to 20 weeks of paid leave (up from 12 weeks).
  • Secondary Parental Leave is increasing to 4 weeks of paid leave (up from 2 weeks).

Looking for time to help care for a family member who is sick or a parent who is moving to an assisted living facility?

Effective July 1, 2022:

  • Care Leave will be available for 2 weeks of paid leave (up from 1 week).
  • The definition of immediate family is broader, and the definition of Serious Health Condition is less restrictive.

If you’ve experienced a pregnancy loss in your family

Effective July 1, 2022, the updated Bereavement Leave Policy will allow time off for your or your partner’s pregnancy loss. 

Learn more

Find polices and additional information on each leave of absence under the “Time away from work” menu on Rewards@Schneider. 


We welcomed our third and last child into the world on July 3, so Schneider’s updated parental leave benefit came as such a timely blessing! I can’t describe what it means to me to have the added 8 weeks to not only soak in these last baby snuggles, but also to simply figure out life as a family of 5. Knowing that Schneider Electric is supportive of my well-being during this time gives me confidence that I will be able to contribute as my best self when I return to work.

Lexis Schmit Herman | Pricing Manager | Hickory, North Carolina


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  • Healthy habits: Select healthy habits you want to focus on and track your progress.
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  • Activity tracking: Tracking activities through Virgin Pulse – like steps, workouts and sleep – helps you visualize your progress and earn rewards! Track easily by syncing on your phone or on your activity tracker, or enter your activities manually.
  • Reach your goals: Get help to stay focused on achieving specific health goals with resources like sleep and nutrition guides as well as personal health coaches.
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