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US Department of Defense Maternity & Paternity Leave

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  • Sep 08, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Administrative Assistant in Jacksonville, North Carolina

    12 weeks maternity leave available

  • Jul 03, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Action Officer in Washington, District of Columbia

    You have to take your own vacation days for maternity and paternity leave - government does not grant you additional time for childcare. The government's approach to family leave is woefully antiquated.

  • Jun 04, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Officer in Washington, District of Columbia

    I believe that DoD is a leader in maternity and paternity leave. Paternity leave was recently extended, but each service component has its​ own specific rules and regulations.

  • Mar 04, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Fort Meade, Maryland

    Both Maternity and Paternity leave exist in the DoD.

  • Aug 14, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Washington, District of Columbia

    Males and females are entitled. Never used it so can't comment

  • Nov 01, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Electronics Technician in Norfolk, Virginia

    It is offered, but the leave is not offerednas paid. There is an opportunity to requr leave donations, disability or non pay status. Having a newborn is hard in itself, moms n dads should not be penalized for procreating

  • Jun 01, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current GS12 Supervisory IT in Albany, New York State

    no where near how long it should be. women get 2 weeks paid. that's it. they have the option for unpaid up to 6 months

  • May 26, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former USN Officer in San Diego, California

    I know very little governing Maternity leave (i am a male). Paternity leave only consists of 10 days (including weekend). This is extremely disproportionate to maternity leave which can be up to several months.

  • Mar 11, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant in Fayetteville, North Carolina

    Well there is no Paternity leave and you have to be employed for a year before using Family Medical Leave which includes taking care of your newborn.

  • Jan 25, 2017

    Can take as much vacation days that you have on the books and take sick leave if additional days are needed.

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