Marines give moms, dads more time off with update to parental-leave policy

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The Marine Corps has updated its parental-leave policy, allowing primary and secondary caregivers to take more time off after a birth or adoption.  SHANNON KROENING/U.S. MARINE CORPS
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The Marine Corps has updated its parental-leave policy, allowing primary and secondary caregivers to take more time off after a birth or adoption. SHANNON KROENING/U.S. MARINE CORPS

Marines give moms, dads more time off with update to parental-leave policy

by: James Bolinger | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: June 19, 2018

The Marine Corps has changed its parental-leave policy so that new mothers and fathers can spend more time with their children.

The update – which went into effect June 14 and can be used by parents whose children were born as far back as Dec. 23, 2016 – adds six weeks of primary caregiver leave that can be taken in conjunction with six weeks of maternity leave, according to the new policy.

The service defines a primary caregiver as the parent primarily responsible for the care of a child in the case of a qualifying birth or adoption.

Primary caregiver leave, which can be delayed for up to one year, can also be transferred to the other parent for dual-military couples, the policy says.

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