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FEW Salutes Senator for Introducing Paid Parental Leave Bill
Date:6/17/2008

fset these employee losses. Among the other priorities are enactment of a FERS Redeposit bill (HR 2533) and the SES Diversity bill (HR 3774/S 2148).

There is an added burden in attracting new employees because of competition with the private sector which on average pays more than the federal government. Therefore, employment benefits in the federal government must be at least comparable to the private sector. More than 50 percent of companies in the United States offer some type of parental leave.

Quite simply, new parents should be with their children and enjoy one of the most important moments in their lives. They deserve these four weeks of paid leave to ensure that their children receive all the needed attention and doctor's visits essential to the child's healthy beginning.

FEW is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1968 after Executive Order 11375 was issued that added sex discrimination to the list of prohibited discrimination in the federal government. FEW has grown into a proactive organization serving more than one million federally employed women - both in the military and civilian workforce.


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