FY2022 NDAA: Parental Leave Benefits [November 18, 2021]   [open pdf - 833KB]

From the Background: "Leave authorities for uniformed servicemembers are specified under Chapter 40 [hyperlink] of Title 10, and Chapter 9 [hyperlink] of Title 37 United States Code. Annual leave accrues at a rate of 2.5 days per month of active service, and individuals may accrue up to 60 days of leave or up to 120 days under certain circumstances. [...] In addition to other leave, a uniformed servicemember designated as the primary caregiver (typically the parent giving birth) is authorized [hyperlink] up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave (including up to six weeks convalescent leave) in connection with the birth of a child, or up to six weeks for adoption. Individuals designated as secondary caregivers are authorized up to 21 days of leave in connection with a birth or adoption. [...] The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY2020 NDAA, P.L. [Public Law] 116-92, as amended by the FY2021 NDAA, P.L. 116-283) amended the Family and Medical Leave Act [hyperlink] (FMLA, P.L. 103-3) to provide a new paid parental leave benefit to most federal civil service employees. Covered federal employees may use up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave for the arrival of a new child by birth, adoption, or foster care placement and for bonding with that child. The leave is available for children born to or placed with the employee on or after October 1, 2020, and must be used within 12 months of the child's arrival."

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