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August 11, 2020

OPM Issues Interim Rule to Provide Parental Leave to Federal Employees

Pursuant to an interim rule published earlier today by the Office of Personnel Management effective October 1, 2020, agencies must grant twelve weeks of paid parental leave to employees in connection with the birth of an employee's son or daughter or the placement of a son or daughter with an employee for adoption or foster care.
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Tue, 08/11/2020

Pursuant to an interim rule published earlier today by the Office of Personnel Management effective October 1, 2020, agencies must grant twelve weeks of paid parental leave to employees in connection with the birth of an employee’s son or daughter or the placement of a son or daughter with an employee for adoption or foster care.

Approximately two million federal civilian employees will be entitled to benefits under the interim rule. Unfortunately, approximately 1,600 employees of the Government Publishing Office (“GPO”), Legislative Branch employees are not covered.

The interim final rule is available in the Federal Register at https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/08/10/2020-14832/paid-parental-leave, and comments on the Rule are due by September 9, 2020.

For more information about federal workers’ rights, visit MSE’s Federal Employees page at https://www.mselaborlaw.com/resources/federal-employees.

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