The Office of Personnel Management has its own recommendations for correcting the new federal paid parental leave law, as well as a wide range of other legislative proposals for 2021.
The Office of Personnel Management is currently drafting regulations needed to implement the Federal Employee Paid Leave Act. Members of the public will have a chance to comment on those regulations, due sometime in late spring.
A group of Senate Democrats, led by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), has introduced a bill that would ensure all federal employees, including those at the Federal Aviation Administration, Transportation Security Administration and non-judicial workers at the District of Columbia courts, have access to new paid parental leave benefits.
In today’s Federal Newscast, after fake notifications were sent out, the Army reiterates, despite rising tensions with Iran, there are no plans to initiate a draft.
In today’s Federal Newscast, new regulations to implement the paid parental leave law for federal employees are in the works.
With little time to spare before the deadline, President Donald Trump signed two shutdown-averting spending bills into law and a 3.1% federal pay raise. He also signed the annual defense authorization bill, which includes a new paid parental leave program for most federal employees.
The Congressional Budget Office’s price tag on paid parental leave does not take into account employee turnover.
Federal employees will have up to 12 weeks of paid leave for the birth, adoption or foster of a new child starting in October 2020, if Congress passes and the president signs the annual defense policy bill into law.
The final agreement maintains the NDAA’s decades-long reputation of must-pass legislation, but punts thorny border issues to the still-unsettled appropriations process.
Congress and the White House have struck a deal to include 12 weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees in the upcoming defense authorization bill. But the program would only grant parental leave, not paid time off to care for a sick family member, as originally envisioned by House Democrats.