354.093 Parental leave.
Upon granting a parental leave for the birth or adoption of a child, the employing unit granting the leave must certify the leave to the association on a form specified by the executive director. A member of the association granted parental leave of absence by the employing unit is entitled to service credit not to exceed one year for the period of leave upon payment to the association by the end of the fiscal year following the fiscal year in which the leave of absence terminated. This payment must equal the total required employee and employer contributions, and amortization contributions, if any, for the period of leave prescribed in section 354.42. The payment must be based on the member's average full-time monthly salary rate on the date the leave of absence commenced, and must be without interest. Notwithstanding the provisions of any agreements to the contrary, the contributions specified in this section may not be made to receive allowable service credit under this section if the member does not retain the right to full reinstatement at the end of the leave.