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    Pentagon Unveils New Parental Leave Policy After Delay Caused Uncertainty for Troops

    Pentagon Unveils New Parental Leave Policy After Delay Caused Uncertainty for Troops

    The Pentagon's long-awaited parental leave policy for service members and their spouses was announced Wednesday, but doesn't apply to those troops who grew their families in the last year who already used all their leave while waiting for the guidance.

    Both parents are now offered up to 12 weeks of leave after welcoming a child, as well as any doctor-approved convalescent leave for the birth parent, according to the new policy.

    But the policy falls flat for some families. It's applicable only to those service members who gave birth or adopted a child on or after Dec. 27, 2022, meaning birth parents and caregivers who added a child to their families since Dec. 27, 2021, won't receive retroactive pay or additional leave time consistent with the new policy.

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    That 2021 date is when the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act was signed into law. It required that all of the services provide paid parental leave for both mothers and fathers, and had until the end of 2022 to make the changes. While the Pentagon said the policy would be in place no later than Jan. 1, it was not publicly issued until Jan. 4, causing stress and worry for parents who were welcoming children into their families in the near future.

    “The policy is now out,” Pentagon spokesman Maj. Charlie Dietz told Military.com on Wednesday. “The policy was signed…

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