Public Sector Paid FMLA


  • 200 employees take 6 weeks of FMLA annually receiving 70% of their pay. We are using 200 employees as a baseline because the city of Atlanta had roughly 200 employees take FMLA for newborns. The other 30% of their pay could be used to pay other employees over time or hire temp workers while the employees are on paid fmla.
  • Summit County unanimously approved a paid parental leave policy Monday that will allow new parents employed by the county 6 weeks of paid leave after the birth or adoption of a child. The cost for the parental leave policy is estimated at $50,000 per year, according to county officials.


Boulder County applauded for breastfeeding, parental-leave policies

City of Atlanta to Offer Paid Family Leave for City Employees

Los Angeles City Council unanimously approves study on 4 weeks of paid parental leave

Port of Seattle joins other organizations, announces new paid parental leave plan

Austin to offer employees paid parental leave

Delaware lawmakers eye paid family leave for state workers

Seattle council approves paid parental leave for city workers

Mayor de Blasio Signs Paid Parental Leave Personnel Order for NYC Workers

Governor of Minnesota wants paid parental leave for state workers

Mayor Emanuel Announces City’s First Maternity Leave Policy

Mayor Walsh Signs Boston’s First Ever Paid Parental Leave Policy

KC Council approves paid parental leave for city employees

St. Paul Mayor Coleman announces paid parental leave plan for city workers

Portland approves 6 weeks of paid parental leave for city employees

This Boston Politician Gave Birth While in Office—and Paved the Way for Paid Parental Leave

Cuyahoga County village offers six-month parental leave

Hennepin County approves parental leave for employees

Pittsburgh to consider giving its workers 6 weeks of paid parental leave

Pittsburgh city workers granted 6 weeks’ paid family leave under new policy Pittsburgh city workers granted 6 weeks’ paid family leave under new policy

Allegheny County to offer 6 weeks of parental leave

Why We Need Parental Leave for the Public Workforce

Minneapolis passes paid parental leave for city employees

Board approves paid parental leave for Pima County employees

Missoula County adopts new parental leave policy for new moms and dads

Multnomah County Adds Paid Parental Leave Policy for Employees

Ohio city now offering full-time employees six months paid leave after baby

Ferndale to give employees 12 weeks for parental leave

Fort Wayne Mayor Proposes Fully Paid Maternity Leave For City Employees

City of Cincinnati to offer paid parental leave to city employees

D.C. Government Workers Get Eight Weeks Of Paid Family Leave

The Tennessean – Nashville may adopt paid parental leave for Metro workers

Cobb city to vote on offering paid maternity leave

Wilmington City Council Member Darius Brown’s Paid Parental Leave Legislation is Approved by City Council

Keene Housing board OKs new paid parental leave policy

Business Journal – St. Petersburg sets paid parental leave policy, mayor calls on business to follow

Jupiter to consider paid family leave for employees

Seattle’s paid-parental leave proposed to extend to 8 weeks

Paid parental leave policy begins to take shape for Minnesota state employees

Arizona Daily Star – County’s new parental leave policy tested by complicated birth

The Stranger – Women of Seattle Council: Give Paid Parental Leave to All

New York City Buildings Are Now Required to Have Lactation Rooms

Richfield adopts paid parental leave for city employees

San Antonio 2017 budget proposal includes additional parental leave

The Desert Sun – Palm Springs teachers to get maternity leave, raise in new contract

Palm Beach Post – Paid family leave for Jupiter employees: Good or bad idea?

Palm Beach Post – Wellington, West Palm to offer paid leave to new parents

Paid Parental Leave Could be Coming Soon for Washington County Employees

City of Dayton evaluate progress on parental leave policy one year later

Summit County considers offering employees paid parental leave

Some Missoula City Council members push for paid maternity leave

Durham County employees to receive raise to $15 an hour, paid parental leave

Cary considering paid parental leave for town employees

Summit County Council unanimously approves six weeks of paid parental leave for employees

Missoulian – Missoula approves six-week paid maternity leave for city workers

Lake Jackson approves paid parental leave

Arkansas Online – Little Rock lawmaker renews push to pass maternity-leave bill

Kansas City Star – Paid time off for childbirth proposed for Missouri state workers

Salt Lake Tribune – Salt Lake City announces paid parental leave for employees

Cary first Wake County municipality to offer paid parental leave

Columbus Dispatch – Columbus set to offer paid family leave for all city workers

St Louis Dispatch – MoDOT expands paid parental leave, legislators mull their own plans

Shoreline City Council approves supplemental paid family leave for City staff

Greitens OKs paid parental leave for some state workers

New parents at Port of Tacoma could get paid leave, if commission approves

Sun Sentinel – Palm Beach County moves ahead with paid parental leave for employees

Tampa Bay Times – Hillsborough Republican wants paid parental leave for county employees

Warner Robins Council reverses on maternity leave

The Blade – Lucas County Commissioners New policy to offer 12-week parental leave

Leon County Approves 6 weeks of Paid Parental Leave

City Beat – Hamilton County’s Living Wage Torch-Bearer

Mayor Curry Proposes Paid Parental Leave For City Employees

El Paso Times – Ordaz Perez proposes parental share leave pool for city workers

Beachwood seeks to be state leader in granting employees paid parental leave

Hamilton County’s Living Wage Torch-Bearer