H.R. 616 (112th): Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act of 2011

Feb 10, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Carolyn Maloney
Representative for New York's 14th congressional district
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Feb 10, 2011
10 pages
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H.R. 626 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Passed House
Last Action: Jun 04, 2009

H.R. 517 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 05, 2013


This bill was introduced on February 10, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Feb 10, 2011
Referred to Committee Feb 10, 2011
Full Title

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 2011 - 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 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;
(4) the federal government's role as a model employer; and
(5) the impact of increased paid parental leave on lower-income and economically disadvantaged employees and their children.
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.
Counts certain service by an employee of the executive branch, Congress, GAO, or the Library of Congress while on active duty as a member of the National Guard or Reserves as service for that branch or agency for purposes of determining such employee's eligibility to take or substitute leave as provided under this Act.

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