Holcomb Announces Parental Leave Policy

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The policy, part of Holcomb's 2018 Next Level Agenda, takes effect January 1, 2018. The policy, part of Holcomb's 2018 Next Level Agenda, takes effect January 1, 2018.
INDIANAPOLIS -

Governor Eric Holcomb has signed an executive order calling for up to four weeks of paid leave for executive branch workers to spend with newborn or adopted children. Holcomb says the move aims to "attract more top talent to state government service."

The policy, part of Holcomb's 2018 Next Level Agenda, takes effect January 1, 2018. He says it gives both women and men the time they need to bond and adjust to a new child.

Workers with at least six consecutive months of state employment will be eligible for parental leave. Full-time workers can receive up to four weeks of paid leave. Part-time employees may receive up to two weeks. The policy allows workers to use the time incrementally at any time within six months of the child being born or adopted.

You can see the executive order by clicking here and learn more about the policy by clicking here.

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