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Governor Announces New Parental Leave Policy For Some State Employees

Posted On December 15, 2017

By Mike Perleberg

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb

(Indianapolis, Ind.) – Some Indiana state employees will get more time for parental leave.

Governor Eric Holcomb signed an executive order this week giving full-time executive branch employees up to four weeks of paid leave for spending time with their newborn or newly adopted child. Part-time employees will receive two weeks of paid time off for parental leave.

The plan is part of Holcomb’s 2018 Next Level Agenda. The governor said the policy sends a strong message to attract more top talent to state government service.

“This new policy supports families and healthy kids by ensuring parents—both women and men—get the time they need to bond and adjust to a new baby or adopted child,” Holcomb said.

Executive branch employees must be on the job for at least six months to receive the benefit.