A new bill introduced in the House will give four weeks of paid leave to federal workers upon the birth or adoption of a child. The bill — introduced Feb. 5 — also would allow employees to use annual or sick leave to offset 12 weeks of unpaid leave guaranteed by the Family Medical Leave Act. The federal government lags behind the private sector when it comes to paid parental leave. Currently, 53 percent of private-sector employers provide some form of paid parental leave, while federal employees generally deplete their annual and sick leave after birthing or adopting a child. Read more (FedSmith).
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