Starting Thursday, most federal employees are eligible for paid parental leave

“I’m thrilled that this long overdue policy is finally effective for working families in public service,” Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.), a longtime advocate of the benefit, said in an emailed comment. “For too long the federal government has been behind the private sector when it comes to family friendly work policies. . . . The federal government will have set a high bar for the private sector to follow.”

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