Union Asks OPM to Loosen Restrictions on Paid Parental Leave

Government Executive: The National Treasury Employees Union this week urged the Office of Personnel Management to loosen some of the rules governing the federal government’s paid parental leave policy, which is set to go into effect Oct. 1.

Beginning next month, federal employees will be able to take up to 12 weeks of paid leave in connection with the birth, adoption or foster placement of a child. The measure was included in the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, and OPM issued interim regulations to implement the program last month.

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