Thank you for meeting with me this morning. It certainly clarified the proper procedure for my request, starting with this letter.
As you know, my wife and I are expecting our first child anytime over the next month. We are both, not surprisingly, going a little nuts preparing. I am applying for paternity leave, which I would like to start immediately after the delivery. Unfortunately, I cannot give any specific dates at this time. All I can attest to at this time is I would like to take advantage of the two week period of statutory paternity leave that is available to me. On top of that, I am requesting an additional two weeks of what would be unpaid leave. At the end of the four week period, I will resume my duties immediately.
I have completed all the necessary paperwork, which is attached. I am also submitting my paternity leave request to my general manager and department head. I understand both will need to approve my request and will only hold my position for a period of one month.
Again, I want to thank you for taking the time with me to cover my rights and obligation in this matter.