Improvement in the prenatal and postnatal leave procedure UTokyo D&I Actions and Messages

August 3, 2022

― UTokyo D&I Campaign 2022 ―

The University of Tokyo has launched a campaign aimed at promoting diversity and inclusion on campus, and making the university a place where people from diverse backgrounds can thrive. The initiative, called UTokyo D&I Campaign 2022, started in March 2022. Here, we introduce plans and actions related to D&I initiatives from members of the UTokyo community, including deans and directors of various UTokyo organizations.

Actions and Messages

Improvement in the prenatal and postnatal leave procedure

Takumi MORIYAMA, Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

The University of Tokyo has a university-wide system for prenatal and postnatal leave, but the expenses to employ temporary substitutive personnel during the leave period are offered only for those who would take additional leave after childbirth for the purpose of childcare. The Graduate School and College of Arts and Sciences have set up a new original procedure enabling a new system by which prenatal and postnatal leave could be accompanied by the temporary substitutive personnel at the expense of the Graduate School and Faculty’s/College’s budget, without requiring childcare leave to be taken. This new and original procedure is expected to make working conditions more flexible and effective.

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