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  • What Federal Employees Should Know About the New Paid Parental Bereavement Leave Benefit - April 5, 2022
  • Thanks to the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act, federal workers can take up to two weeks off following the death of a child.

    Erich Wagner, Government Executive

    The Office of Personnel Management last week offered guidance to agencies on how they should implement the recently enacted benefit providing federal workers with up to two weeks of paid bereavement leave following the death of a child.

    The new leave was adopted as part of the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act, signed by President Biden last December.

    In a memo to agency heads, OPM Director Kiran Ahuja wrote that although each agency is responsible for its own implementation of the new benefit, her agency wants to ensure that it is provided to employees across government “in an equitable and uniform way.”

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