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Highlights Paid Parental Leave as an Essential Tool to Empower Families

BOSTON — State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg today announced a new policy providing up to 12-weeks of paid parental leave for about 175 eligible employees in the Treasurer’s Office in order to encourage a healthy work-life balance for all employees. The new policy, which takes effect immediately, applies to both men and women who have been employed for at least six months, including those parents who adopt or raise foster children.

“By instituting paid parental leave in the Treasurer’s Office, we are creating a culture that treats families with the dignity and respect they deserve,” said Treasurer Goldberg. “These are critical steps to building a more committed and more productive workforce, and I hope government agencies and private employers across the state will consider doing the same.”

Currently, employees in the Treasurer’s Office are allowed to take up to 10 paid days for birth, adoption or care of a foster child. After the 10 days are exhausted they must use sick or vacation time to have additional paid time off.

Treasury employees will also continue to be able to take up to a total of 26 weeks of unpaid parental leave.

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