S. 354 (111th): Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act of 2009

Jan 29, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

H.R. 626 (same title)
Passed House — Jun 04, 2009

Jim Webb
Senator from Virginia
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Last Updated
Jan 29, 2009
9 pages
Related Bills
S. 3140 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 16, 2008

H.R. 626 (Related)
Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act of 2009

Passed House
Last Action: Jun 04, 2009


This bill was introduced on January 29, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jan 29, 2009
Referred to Committee Jan 29, 2009
Full Title

A bill to provide that 4 of the 12 weeks of parental leave made available to a Federal employee shall be paid leave, and for other purposes.


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Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act of 2009 - Allows federal employees to substitute any available paid leave for any leave without pay available for either the:
(1) birth of a child; or
(2) placement of a child with the employee for either adoption or foster care.
Makes available (subject to specified requirements) for any of the 12 weeks of leave an employee is entitled to for such purposes:
(1) four eight administrative weeks of paid parental leave in connection with the birth or placement involved; and
(2) any accumulated annual or sick leave.
Authorizes the Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to promulgate regulations to increase the amount of paid parental leave available to such an employee to a total of eight administrative workweeks, based on the consideration of:
(1) the benefits to the federal government, including enhanced recruitment and employee retention;
(2) the cost to the government;
(3) trends in the private sector and in state and local governments; and
(4) the federal government's role as a model employer.
Amends the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 and the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 to allow the same substitution for covered congressional employees, Government Accountability Office (GAO) employees, and Library of Congress employees.

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