Paid Parental Leave Pilot Program Policy

While Executive Order 95 is only applicable to state agencies within the Governor's oversight, all other state entities were encouraged to participate. General Statute Sec. 126-1 establishes one system of personnel administration under the Governor.

Currently, nothing allows separate leave or benefit policies for State Human Resources Act (SHRA) subject employees to be independently established outside of the confines of Chapter 126 by any official except the Governor. This policy would allow agencies to offer Paid Parental Leave benefits outside the parameters of the  Executive Order.