The passage of a paid parental leave program is one of the biggest legislative victories for federal employees since the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993. And with a new program, comes a lot of questions.
NTEU has prepared a quick overview for our members that addresses many of the questions we’ve received, from what the program covers to who is eligible to when it will officially take effect.
But, this new benefit doesn’t mean our fight for paid family leave is over. NTEU continues to strongly support legislation advanced by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) that would provide a broader policy that covers seriously ill employees and their family members.