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  • Federal workers failing to take paid family leave, lawmakers say - February 7, 2024
  • Molly Weisner, Federal Times

    As the Biden administration pushes for the government to be a “model employer,” inclusive and able to recruit competitively, lawmakers say they’re concerned that not enough federal employees are taking advantage of an important workplace benefit: paid family leave.

    In a letter to Kiran Ahuja, the director of the Office of Personnel Management, more than a dozen Democratic, Republican and Independent lawmakers urged the agency to update websites, handbooks and fact sheets on parental leave, which are nearly a decade old and make no mention of changes that vastly expanded paid leave for the workforce that went into effect in 2019.

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