The Secretary of the Navy Will increase Secondary Caregiver Depart to 21 Days > United States Navy > News-Tales

“Navy is devoted to supporting our new dad and mom, and we absolutely perceive that our households are as a lot part of our service as our Sailors,” stated Vice Adm. John B. Nowell, Jr. the chief of naval personnel.  

Nowell stated, “This modification, efficient Feb. 11, is an interim resolution whereas we await extra important adjustments anticipated as a part of NDAA-22.   Whereas we wait, we are going to work with the Division of Protection to replace laws and modify our E-Depart system to replicate the change.”

NAVADMIN 037/22 launched Feb.14 introduced the coverage change.

This coverage change aligns secondary caregiver go away length within the Navy and Marine Corps with that within the Army and Air Drive.  The extension to 3 weeks comes prematurely of a rise to 12 weeks licensed within the lately enacted NDAA, which can change into efficient on the finish of 2022. 

The Navy’s Parental Depart Program particulars are coated in MILPERSMAN article 1050-415 and are being up to date to replicate the rise. Parental go away is “non-chargeable,” which means it doesn’t depend towards a member’s earned go away stability.

SCL is just for Sailors correctly designated of their service information as secondary caregivers. The go away is allowed as soon as both a Qualifying Start Occasion (QBE) or Qualifying Adoption (QA) has occurred. Steps mandatory for Sailors and instructions to make sure the member qualifies for the go away are additionally outlined within the MILPERSMAN article.

Sailors with a QBE or QA who haven’t but taken their licensed Parental Depart because the Feb. 11 efficient date qualify to take as much as the brand new 21-day most with the approval of their chain of command. Parental go away have to be taken inside a yr of the QBE or QA.

These Sailors who’ve already taken their parental go away will not be eligible for extra non-chargeable go away beneath this program.

Full particulars can be found in NAVADMIN 037/22, and MILPERSMAN article 1050-415.

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