Bill has been approved by key House committee; now moves to Senate
Cybersecurity tops the list of spending priorities at the Office of Personnel Management in 2017. But President Barack Obama’s budget request also addresses several governmentwide initiatives the administration already started.
Lawmakers are once again reintroducing legislation that would create up to six weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees after the birth, adoption or fostering of a new child. Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) and Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) officially reintroduced the Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act (FEPPLA).
Many of the ideas President Donald Trump outlined in his March budget blueprint remain the same in his final budget proposal, which he released Tuesday. But federal employees will notice other proposals that are new — and have the potential to impact them directly.
Navy could announce 21 weeks of paternity leave as soon as next month, but the boost would require a change in DoD policy.
EPA administrator Scott Pruitt is under fire from House Democrats again, this time in response to a new report that suggests Pruitt purposely delayed responses to Freeddom of Information Act requests.
Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) again introduced a bill that would provide a federal paid parental leave program for employees. This time, the legislation would authorize up to 12 weeks of leave instead of six.