NewsPublic Affairs / December 13, 2017

Holcomb Creates Paid Parental Leave Policy For State Employees

Holcomb says the move is aimed at supporting families and ensuring the health of employees’ children.Eric Holcomb, parental leave, state employees2017-12-13T00:00:00-05:00
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Holcomb Creates Paid Parental Leave Policy For State Employees

Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Wednesday new policy that will allow state employees to take up to four weeks paid leave within six months of the birth or adoption of a child.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Wednesday the creation of a parental leave policy for state employees.

The new policy, open to all parents, will allow them to take up to four weeks paid leave within six months of the birth or adoption of a child.

Holcomb says the move is aimed at supporting families and ensuring the health of employees’ children.

“This is going to be centered on doing all that we can to recruit and retain the best state employee workforce that any state can boast,” Holcomb says.

Full-time state employees are eligible for four weeks of paid parental leave; part-time employees up to two paid weeks off.

The new policy takes effect Jan. 1.

 

 

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