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Paid Parental Leave Legislation

Paid-Leave-photoAs you know, paid parental leave was a priority during my campaign. I have long thought that the federal government needs to take the lead in providing family friendly working environments for new parents. We shouldn’t be forcing parents to choose between their job and a newborn, especially when federal workforce recruitment is so critical. Nearly a third of our federal workers will retire in the next few years. At a time when most Fortune 500 employees already enjoy paid parental leave, federal civil service needs to be more attractive to the next generation, not less. To read more about the introduction of this legislation and the economic benefits of paid leave, please click here.