Mayor Levar Stoney announced Monday an expanded Parental Leave Policy for city employees.
The policy, which started July 7, provides:
The policy expands the city's benefit from four to eight weeks, which is a similar policy that Gov. Ralph Northam implemented with state employees in June.
"I applaud Governor Northam for announcing this important policy change for state workers," said Stoney, who first proposed Richmond’s parental leave policy in March. "... City of Richmond employees work very hard to keep our city running smoothly. Providing these public servants uninterrupted bonding time with a new child and time to take care of a sick parent is the right thing to do."
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