AN ACT ENACTING THE STATE EMPLOYEES' PAID PARENTAL LEAVE ACT.
Titles the Act the "State Employees' Paid Parental Leave Act."
Enacts new GS 126-8.6 (concerning State agencies), new GS 115C-12.3 (concerning public schools), and new GS 115D-25.5 (concerning community colleges). Directs the State Human Resources Commission, State Board of Community Colleges, and State Board of Education to adopt policies to allow any employee at a State agency, community college, or public school to share leave voluntarily with another employee of a State agency, community college, or public school to provide paid parental leave, up to a total of six weeks of donated parental leave. Provides for the eligibility of paid leave donors and donees. Provides requirements for when the leave may be taken relative to the birth or adoption of the child, and the distinction between leave permitted under this statute and leave under other statutes. Directs the State Human Resources Commission, State Board of Education, State Board of Community Colleges, and all State agencies, departments, and institutions to report annually to the Office of State Human Resources on this program, including specified information.
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