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Kansas offers paid leave to more than 17K state employees


November 23, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Outgoing Republican Gov. Jeff Colyer has signed an executive order giving paid parental leave to more than 17,000 government employees.

The order signed Wednesday makes all state employees under the governor's jurisdiction eligible for paid leave after the birth or adoption of a child. Primary caregivers will receive six weeks of paid leave, while secondary caregivers will receive three weeks. During the leave, employees will receive 100 percent of their regular salary, The Wichita Eagle reports.

"I think this is an important initiative for all Kansans" Colyer said in...

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