The White House recently announced its budget for the upcoming year. One interesting line item had to do with paid parental leave. Specifically, the new budget proposes funding six weeks of paid leave for any new parents. There’s some discussion about whether the plan is valid for economic and logistical reasons. Nevertheless, it raises a… Read more »
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To help new moms and dads who work for the federal government Congress needs to pass paid parental leave legislation. The Family and Medical Leave Act provides important benefits, but it requires people to take unpaid leave. The sad truth is many federal employees can’t afford to do that. That’s why it’s imperative for Congress… Read more »
Is it better for women in the private sector? That was the question posed by a young govie to GovLoop’s CEO Steve Ressler at a recent event. It’s a simple question, but unfortunately the answer is not so straightforward. First, comparing the private sector to the entire public sector is like comparing 12 kinds of… Read more »
If you’d prefer the 2015 State of the Union to be a surprise, stop reading now because there’s spoilers ahead.