Compromise Defense Policy Bill Includes Paid Parental Leave Fix, Allows Feds to Carry Over More Annual Leave

Government Executive: Congress appears set to approve the annual must-pass defense policy bill next week, and the compromise reached between the House and Senate will codify a number of fixes to the federal law providing paid parental leave to federal workers, as well as allow feds to carry over more of their unused annual leave into 2021.

On Wednesday, members of the House and Senate Armed Services committees announced they had reached a deal on the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act. The text of the compromise bill was released Thursday night and includes a 3% across-the-board pay increase for members of the military.

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