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Federal Employee Paid Parental Leave Act Picks Up Steam in House

Thursday, September 10, 2015

House Democrats are pushing legislation that would provide six weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. According to research cited by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), the chief sponsor of H.R. 532, paid parental leave would reduce turnover, leading to decreased costs for hiring and training new employees and increased productivity and morale in the federal workforce.

Maloney has been fighting for paid parental leave since 2000, but the issue came into the spotlight in January 2015 when


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