|Date Requested:February 13, 2009
Time Requested:12:06 PM
| FUND(S) |
Sources of Revenue
|General Fund,Special Fund,Other Fund|
Legislation creates:Neither Program nor Fund
Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.
| This bill changes the provisions of the State Parental Leave Act from allowing employees 12 weeks of unpaid leave to 12 weeks of leave which can be charged to accumulated paid sick leave.
Under Division of Personnel attendance and leave regulations, employees may use 40 hours (5 days) of paid sick leave per calendar year for absences due to medical conditions of immediate family members. Sick leave is also paid for absences for women related to childbirth under the same conditions as any other temporary disability, generally for 6 to 8 weeks. Additional paid time off for absences due to medical conditions of immediate family members may also be charged to accumulated paid annual leave.
There is a leave donation program available for employees of higher education and a leave donation program available for other State employees.
|Effect of Proposal||Fiscal Year|
|1. Estmated Total Cost||0||4,980,800||4,980,800|
|Repairs and Alterations||0||0||0|
|2. Estimated Total Revenues||0||0||0|
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
The above estimates are based on the following:
55 days of pay and matching benefits for 500 employees.
An average daily rate of pay plus matching benefits of $181.12 calculated for 5 days for a total cost under the current provisions of $905.60/employee.
An average daily rate of pay plus matching benefits of $181.12 calculated for 60 days (12 weeks) for a total cost under the proposed provisions of $10,867.20/employee.
The difference between the cost of 5 days of pay and 60 days of pay.
An estimated 500 employees (1.4% of all employees) using 12 weeks of paid sick leave under the provisions of this amendment based on FY08 records of employees taking unpaid leave under FMLA/Parental Leave Act provisions and an estimated 25% of employees taking unpaid personal leave due to medical conditions of immediate family members.
|The language added as §21-5D-5(c) does not appear to be necessary in this section.|