DOD releases memo increasing Army Parental Depart Program  > Tinker Air Pressure Base > Article Show

The Protection Division has launched pointers for the enlargement of the navy parental go away coverage. 

The memo — launched Dec. 4 — is signed by Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr., the undersecretary of protection for personnel and readiness. The memo applies to all service members and is efficient as of January 4, 2023.  

“It’s important for the event of navy households that members be capable to care for his or her new child, adopted or positioned baby or kids,” Cisneros says within the memo.  

The memo additional says that commanders should stability the wants of their models versus the wants of service members to make use of parental go away.  

The memo particularly says that service members who give beginning “shall be approved 12 weeks of parental go away following a interval of convalescence to look after the kid.” Service members who’re the non-birth dad or mum may even be approved 12 weeks of go away to look after the kid.  

The memo explains that convalescent go away could also be approved for the restoration of the mom from giving beginning if a health care provider recommends it to deal with a particular medical situation and it’s accepted by the unit commander.   

Service members who undertake a toddler or who’ve long-term foster care kids positioned with them may even be approved 12 weeks of parental go away to look after the kid.  

Members who had been on maternity convalescent go away or who had unused caregiver go away when the brand new coverage went into impact will transition to the brand new coverage with none lack of profit and can obtain the expanded profit.   

The twelve weeks of parental go away could also be taken within the first yr of the kid’s life. “Parental go away might not be transferred to create a shared profit, even between members of a twin navy couple,” in response to the memo.  

“Members shall be afforded the chance to take full benefit of the Army Parental Depart Program in step with their needs [and the] operational necessities and coaching workloads of their unit,”  Cisneros wrote.