Paid Parental Leave

Paid Parental Leave

Paid Parental Leave (PPL) allows you to take time away from work to care for and bond with a newborn or newly adopted child. You may use your PPL any time within the first year following the date of your child’s birth or adoption.

How PPL works

For births and adoptions of non-related children up to age 18, BAE Systems will provide:

  • 100% of your salary, up to a maximum of 80 hours if you’re a regular, full-time employee
  • 100% of your salary, up to a maximum of 60 hours if you’re a regular, part-time employee scheduled to work at least 20 hours per week

You’ll be paid at your regular, straight-time pay on your normal payroll cycle. The PPL benefit is in addition to any other leave programs, such as PTO, mandated paid sick leave, state-paid family leave, etc., allowing you to extend the amount of paid time that you spend bonding with your new baby.

Taking PPL

You must be a regular, full-time or part-time non-union employee scheduled to work a minimum of 20 hours each week and employed with BAE Systems for 12 consecutive months based upon your most recent hire date. Also, the birth or adoption of multiple children in a 12-month period will not increase the length of your paid leave.

If you don’t use all your PPL hours within the 12-month period following the birth or adoption of a child, the remaining PPL time will be forfeited. Unused hours are not paid out at termination.

Contact the Resource Center if you have additional questions about the administrative procedures related to PPL or any other general questions.

PPL Webinar

Learn more about this benefit so you can make the most of your time with your new child (network access required).


Refer to the FAQ posted on the Resource Center portal for more details. Network access is required to access the Resource Center portal.

Time away from work

BAE Systems Resource Center

You must be on the BAE Systems Network.