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Posted on: November 28, 2022

[ARCHIVED] City of Denton Adds Paid Parental Leave to Benefits Package

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Benefit Available Following the Birth or Placement of a Child

DENTON, TX, Nov. 28, 2022 – During the Oct. 18, 2022 City Council Meeting, the Denton City Council unanimously approved a new Paid Parental Leave policy, creating a new benefit for City employees. The policy provides paid parental leave to employees following the birth of an employee’s child or the placement of a child with an employee through adoption or foster care.

Paid Parental Leave is available to all full-time and part-time employees who are eligible for leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Eligible employees include those who have been employed by the City for at least 12 months and have worked at least 1,250 hours as a City employee in the 12-month period immediately preceding the start of leave. Employees will receive a maximum of six (6) weeks of their regularly scheduled time per birth, adoption, or placement of a child/children. 

Each week of Paid Parental Leave is compensated at 100 percent of the employee’s regular base pay, and must be used in one continuous period during the first three months following the birth or placement.

“We are thankful for the City Council for requesting and adding Paid Parental Leave to provide our employees valuable time to bond with their new family members, without the worry of using other paid leave or taking unpaid leave,” said Sarah Kuechler, Director of Human Resources. “We hope that this addition shows how much the City Council and City leadership care for the needs of our great employees and helps the City remain competitive as an employer.”

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Contact: Sarah Kuechler, (940) 349-8340, [email protected]


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