The U.S. Air Force has announced an expansion to its parental leave policy on non-chargeable leave entitlements following the birth or adoption of a child. Effective immediately, the new policy applies to Total Force Airmen who are birth mothers and fathers, same-sex couples, and adoptive and surrogate parents. Reserve Component Airmen should refer to Air Force Instruction 36-3003 for specific eligibility requirements. Maternity convalescent leave is now six weeks (42 days), primary caregiver leave is six weeks, and secondary caregiver leave is three weeks (21 days). For more information, call the Air Force Total Force Service Center at 1-800-565-0102 or read the Frequently Asked Questions.
AF Expands Parental Leave Policy
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