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.
In today's Federal Newscast, Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen calls informal rulemaking by federal agencies the fuel of explosive growth of the administrative state.
The National Treasury Employees Union and more than 100 other federal, labor, women and health organizations are pressing Congress to push a paid family leave program to the finish line.
Beyond the inevitable hurdles of avoiding a government shutdown at the end of next month, the September to-do list for House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) includes securing a 3.1% federal pay raise and passing a highly-anticipated paid family leave program into law.
In today's Federal Newscast, a version of the Federal Employee Paid Leave Act is introduced into the Senate.
House Democrats have again reintroduced legislation that would guarantee paid family leave for federal employees to care for a new child or sick family member. This time, the Federal Employee Paid Leave Act would guarantee up to 12 weeks of time.
In today's Federal Newscast, several DC area members of Congress want to know if it's realistic for federal employees to expect more money in their next paycheck on March 15.
The richest nation on earth has the poorest record when it comes to guaranteeing paid parental leave for its people. This is embarrassing.